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A 35-year-old male asked:

Stress test shows small perfusion defect along lateral wall which appears reverisable and is suspicious of ischemia 2. mild hypothesis prior mi

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Imaging: Imaging tests are an indirect way of evaluating the various organ systems. Some tests provide numeric values with an attached range of 'normal values'which are meant to be a guide to be used for the clinician when correlating the test findings with the patients complaints and examination findings. Numbers can be erroneous due to technical factors or irrelevant in a specific patient (eg body size).
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Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
More information needed....small perfusion defect merits followup with a cardiologist and clinical correlation; read the COURAGE trial (consider optimisation of medication treatment); risk factor modifcation. Discussion of variant angina ought to be entertained only after "garden variety" atherosclerosis considered and treated.
Jul 3, 2015
Dr. Umesh Patel
Dr. Umesh Patel commented
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
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Apr 15, 2016
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