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There is reverse of redistribution in the mid to distal anteroapical wall which may represent ischemia, and left ventricular ejection fraction 60%, and fixed inferior wall defect What do they mean?

There is reverse of redistribution in the mid to distal anteroapical wall which may represent ischemia, and left ventricular ejection fraction 60%, and fixed inferior wall defect What do they mean?

Concern: You appear to have a limitation of blood flow to the heart during the stress of the test that you had as well as the possibility of a previous heart attack but with still good heart pump function currently. Please see your cardiologist for follow up of the limitation of blood flow seen on the current test Read more

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What does 'small inferior apical wall defect demonstrating reversibility affecting less then 5% of the total myocardium' mean?

What does 'small inferior apical wall defect demonstrating reversibility affecting less then 5% of the total myocardium' mean?

Small cardiac insult: A small area of ischemia (reduced blood supply) to apical wall without perment damage or infarct. Coronary artery narrowing of branch vessel can cause this finding. Read more

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What is a small size, mild severity, fixed anterseptal wall perfusion defect?

What is a small size, mild severity, fixed anterseptal wall perfusion defect?

Prior heart attack: This represents either evidence of a prior heart attack or an area of the heart receiving very poor blood flow from a blocked artery. Read more

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What does partially reversible defect in the inferior wall mean? And how is it treated?

What does partially reversible defect in the inferior wall mean? And how is it treated?

Cardiac ischemia: I assume you just had cardiac testing. The proceadures a nuclear medicine test. It reveals area of ischemia inadequate blood flow to inferior wall of heart. As partially reversible means probably a portion is heart attack. Remainder of area in jeopardy of injury but with agressive treatment strategy could be salvaged. Read more

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Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?

Abnormal dilated lv with large fixed defect in Anterior, Septal, and inferior wall. RV function appears to be normal?

Defects: These findings in an echocardiogram are consistent with prior damage as seen in heart attacks (myocardial infarctions) causing a weakening of the left ventricle's contraction ability. You should be under the care of a cardiologist for Further investigation of your coronary artery circulation and preventative treatment as you cannot afford any more myocardial damage. Read more

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What is a defect in the medial maxillary wall of the sinuses? It's in the paranasal area but I'm not sure exactly where that is.

What is a defect in the medial maxillary wall of the sinuses? It's in the paranasal area but I'm not sure exactly where that is.

Its located: On either side of your nose (your CHEEKS) The sinus is actually inside your cheekbones and defects in maxillary sinuses are fairly common "incidental" findings (ie: by themselves do NOT make a Diagnosis!) Hope this helps! Dr Z Read more

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, I just had a Exercise Cardiolite Imaging done and the test found a fixed inferior defect with normal wall motion in this distribution. Can u explain?

, I just had a Exercise Cardiolite Imaging done and the test found a fixed inferior defect with normal wall motion in this distribution. Can u explain?

A "fixed": Defect means there is an area that is not perfused in either stress or rest. Generally this implies a prior infarct. Sometimes there are artifactual causes for this finding, so talk to your doc about it. Read more

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What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

What one expert should we see if they suspect abdominal wall defect in our fetus?

Perinatologist: First start with a perinatologist (maternal-fetal medicine specialist). They'll screen the infant for other birth defects and/or chromosomal problems. Depending on what they find, they'll coordinate delivery with a pediatric surgeon if needed & a neonatologist. But first start with a good mfm specialist. Best wishes to you. Read more

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Nuclear stress test showed large reversible ischemic defect in apical portions of anteroseptal wall. What does reversible mean?

Nuclear stress test showed large reversible ischemic defect in apical portions of anteroseptal wall. What does reversible mean?

Blood Flow: The purpose of a stress test is to see if there any changes in circulation when your heart is put under some type of stress, usually exercise. Reversible in this case means that under stress, there is a portion of the heart that is not getting adequate blood flow. At rest, this blood flow returns. This can be a sign of a partially blocked coronary blood vessel. Read more

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

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

Imaging: Vasospastic angina (coronary spasm) is associated with normal coronaries, . In the presence of significant physical, emotional or chemical (drug abuse) stress, chest pain is experienced. Nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers, anti-anxiety medication relaxation therapy help. Also worth trying omega oils (eg from www. Cardiamin. Com using discount code CMC), magnesium and vitamin D supplements. Read more

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Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

Gallbladder wall is thought to be thickened there are echodensities within the wall with comet tail defects consistent with adenomyomatosis no stones?

A polyp: In so many fancy medical description, I saw possible gallbladder polyp should be treated as individually and discuss with individual prior to taken it out. Swing to your friendly neighborhood surgeon for a quick chat. Read more

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Hospital other night t wave inversions v1-v4, couldn't finish stress test symptomatic deep t waves after stress fixed defect in a wall normal? Sec?

Hospital other night t wave inversions v1-v4, couldn't finish stress test symptomatic deep t waves after stress fixed defect in a wall normal? Sec?

Ask your own doctor: Please ask your own physician about these results. S/he knows you & your history, and can both interpret your study and advise you. Read more

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What is a defect in the medial maxillary wall? It's in the paranasal but not sure where that is. I had sinus surgery to clear all sinuses last year.

What is a defect in the medial maxillary wall? It's in the paranasal but not sure where that is. I had sinus surgery to clear all sinuses last year.

Surgical?: I guess that this likely refers to the surgical procedure which widens up your maxillary sinus opening- which is desirable because it improves sinus drainage. If you have symptoms, it is best to contact the doctor who ordered the image study to find out its significance. Read more

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Reversible defect ant wall/apex. No fixed defects. Lv motion & thickning incl. Apex. Efr 55%. Ant/apical ischemia. Normal lv wall motion. What to do?

Reversible defect ant wall/apex. No fixed defects. Lv motion & thickning incl. Apex. Efr 55%. Ant/apical ischemia. Normal lv wall motion. What to do?

Perfusion report: Need to discuss with your dr. Generally with those data weight loss, low fat diet, no smoking, 30min minimum aerobic exercise daily, continue BP control, other meds might also be considered but should discuss choices and meaning of data with dr. Read more

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What isa a small reversible defect invovling the apical anterior wall, that is consistant with possible ischemia this person did have open heart sugery in the past 6 yrs and has had some fainting spells and all over does not feel well, also takes blood pr

What isa a small reversible defect invovling the apical anterior wall, that is consistant with possible ischemia this person did have open heart sugery in the past 6 yrs and has had some fainting spells and all over does not feel well, also takes blood pr

Concern: Suggests an area of low blood flow if the open heart surgery was coronary bypass, then a graft or additional vessel may be compromised/ or it could be old scar and confusing the picture worth a real diagnosis and cath depending on other personal history. Read more

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1 mm st depression in inferior leads. Positive stress ecg. Ischemia involved in the anterior wall and apex. Perfusion defect.?

1 mm st depression in inferior leads. Positive stress ecg. Ischemia involved in the anterior wall and apex. Perfusion defect.?

Unhappy heart: The anterior, posterior or inferior all come together at the tip-apex. Septal and usually the -tip of the heart is not getting adequate coronary blood flow. Usually left anterior descending artery blockage. Septal is the inner wall of muscle between the ventricles. Likely will need angio and definitive recommendations. Read more

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What do you mean by rbbb septal wall defect? This was the ECG tracing for my 8yo daughter, having on and off chestpain and palpitation. Gravity to her?

What do you mean by rbbb septal wall defect? This was the ECG tracing for my 8yo daughter, having on and off chestpain and palpitation. Gravity to her?

See cardiologist: Right bundle branch block (rbbb) is usually not a normal finding in a child although not always life threatening. If there is a history of ventricular septal defect repair, rbbb could be a benign finding. There are many other diagnoses which are associated rbbb. Further evaluation by a pediatric cardiologist is recommended. Read more

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Nuclear Stress w/ Lexiscan shows moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall. Cath scheduled, doc thinks no blockage, why? I have LBBB; no other defects LV normal size and function, 50% EF. Y?

Nuclear Stress w/ Lexiscan shows moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall. Cath scheduled, doc thinks no blockage, why? I have LBBB; no other defects LV normal size and function, 50% EF. Y?

Need cath: I do not know why the doc feels no blockage. If the stress is abnormal you need to clear up why this is. If you are having these tests, you have had to have had symptoms. 50% Ef is good and the echo being normal does not tell us why. Have the cath. Males are more likely to have abnormal caths and may require some intervention. Read more

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