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What is a "fixed photopenia in the anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle" mean? I had a nuclear stress test done.
Echo stress test shows "severe hypokinesis of the mid and distal anteroseptal segments". What is this?
What does this mean? "2mm st segment elevation in leads v1-v4 with reciprocal changes in 2,3,avf consistent with acute anteroseptal mi?"
Perfusion & fixed defects in the mid anteroseptal, inferoseptal, inferoapical , inferior, apical septal segments with new lbbb?Heart attack or artifact?
Heart Attack: Myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Antero-septal refers to a region of the heart. An asmi (antero-septal myocardial infarction) can cause considerable permanent heart damage as this would likely involve a large area of heart muscle. Optimally, treatment such as angioplasty would be performed within a very few hours to minimize long-term consequences. ...Read more
Old heart attack: This is (if it's real - never trust the computer read on an ekg) a prior heart attack in a specific region of the heart. Essentially the "front middle, " it's usually associated with a prior blockage in an artery called the lad. Discuss with your cardiologist if it's real as you may need medications to decrease future risk of additional heart attacks. ...Read more