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Cardiologist For Anterolateral Ischemia
Cardiologist told me yesterday i had a normal nuc stress test. Asked if that meant no ischemia or no detectable, he responded "no ischemia". True?
Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more
EKG during physical showed "t-wave consider anterior ischemia." I feel fine but have family history. Do I need to see a cardiologist?
ECG abnormal: It would be wise to consult a cardiologist ...Read more
What is anterior ischemia (+ chest pain) & how accurate is an ECG (dr read results & referred to cardiologist) anything to be super concerned about?
Yes: Anterior ischemia means forward [anterior] heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen. This is representative of angina and ultimately heart attack. Ecgs are good, but can miss problems. They are not always easy to interpret. There are additional more thorough tests if there is any concern regarding heart muscle ischemia, ex: exercise stress test, heart catheterization to name the most common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have angina without ischemia? I have mvp and left ventricular hypertrophy but had two neg nuc strestests with two cardiologists.
Appointment: Pretty much like any other. You will fill out history forms, the assistant or nurse will check blood pressure/heart rate. You will meet with the doctor who will take a detailed history of the symptoms you are having and assess your risk factors. The doc will then order any testing needed to further evaluate your problem, and possibly order labs or medications. There will likely be a follow up. ...Read more
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