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LVEF 41% at stress. Reversible ischemia involving apicoanterior, distal anteroseptal. Reduced, non reversible perfusion involving the mid basal. Means?
Abnormal stress trst: Means you need to see a cardiologist for further testing to evaluate your heart for possible blockages in the arteries that supply your heart muscle. ...Read more
Echo stress test shows "severe hypokinesis of the mid and distal anteroseptal segments". What is this?
A portion of the: Heart is not moving (pumping). There can be several reasons for this and none of them are good. Visit with the testing doctor for what needs to be done about it. Good luck. ...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
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
What area distal?: Vague question. Where was I&D done. Area distal to what? When you say distal in medicine you need to specify area distal to what anatomical body part you are referring to. Please give a little more detail ...Read more
Oh my aching ankle: The distal aspect of the ankle is the lump on the outside of your ankle. ...Read more
Arthrogryposis: This condition is best managed by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. I recommend trying to locate a shriner's hospital close to you. They provide care free of charge, and tend to see an treat a lot of kids with conditions like is. They're easy to locate online. Good luck! ...Read more
Circulation: There are no studies that prove that any nutrient or food can increase circulation in the blood stream. Beware of any promotional material that makes these claims. There are plenty of foods (collectively eaten as a 'diet') that can result long-term in blockages to the arteries. Reversing this type of unhealthy diet will prevent progression of these blockages but not necessarily reverse the blockag. ...Read more
What to do for treatmeant at home for a break to the distal phalanix at homeit happened a week ago?
Distal phalanx fx: Assuming that the break is not too cosmetically unappealing or functionally impairing - simple buddy taping the phalanx to the next normal one should allow it to heal. IF it is angulated or across a joint - you should seek medical care with an orthopedic person to avoid permanent disability ...Read more
I learned today that I have a slight case of distal hypospadias. What does this mean and what should I do?
? Treatment necessary: Many mild cases of hypospadias, especially those diagnosed later in life require no treatment, i.e. If urination and sex are both satisfactory, and male has already had children. If in doubt see a pediatric or reconstructive urologist. Yes, hypospadias in adults is usually managed by pediatric urologists. ...Read more
Proctitis: Or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be self limitted and not lifelong. On the other hand it may rpogress with time to involve a larger portio of the colon. It usually carries a lower potential for developing colon cancer than universal colitis. ...Read more
No treatment: While the clavicle is important in separating the neck structures for the thoracic cage, it can be resected when necessary. With distal osteolysis, bone damage is from trauma and exercise should be minimized. Conservative treatment should be employed. Surgical resection can be performed only when necessary. ...Read more
Heart strength: During cardiac catheterization, the overall strength of the heart is evaluated. In addition, the strength of individual segments of the left ventricle are also evaluated. In your example, the strength of the basal anteroseptal segment of the left ventricle is reduced. This suggests injury to this segment, possibly due to coronary artery disease. ...Read more
Several: This just refers to the location in the heart of a lack of blood supply. The possible treatments are medication, angioplasty with stent, or surgery (bypass operation) if there is a blockage. If the reason for the problem is something other than a blockage, such as anemia or lung disease resulting in a low oxygen, then the treatment would be directed at correcting the primary problem. ...Read more
Foot: The metatarsals are the long bones in the midfoot which end just before the toe begins. The first metatarsal is the bone which attaches the big toe. The distal portion of the bone is just before the joint where the big toe begins. ...Read more
Could be: The anteroseptal area is supplied by an important artery-the left anterior descending artery that ischemia in this region can potentially trigger a lethal arrhythmia Leading to a cardiac arrest even when the artery is still partially open. More important ishemia is a warning that a potentially dangerous situation exists and needs attention ...Read more
Acquired causes: Usually acquired causes of tracheobronchomalacia include compression of structures by goiter, vessel, cyst, abscess. Recurrent infection, emphysema, and certain types of trauma can also do it. With being overweight, especially when lying down the resulting symptoms could be the same, but I'm not exactly sure it causes the symptoms in the same exact way. ...Read more