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What does it mean mildly positive to ischemia?

What does it mean mildly positive to ischemia?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity, an organ, or brain which ...Read more


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What does it mean to be mildly positive to ischemia?

What does it mean to be mildly positive to ischemia?

Some ischemia: Don't ever hesitate to ask your doctor to explain a term used during your visit! In general mild ischemia means that there is some documented reduction (inadequate) in the normal flow of blood, i.e. Ischemia. I don't know what kind of test you had or if you are referring to your heart or some other part of your body. Without more information I cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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Result as I mentioned above, ie: mildly positive to ischemia?

Not sure: Please be more clear about your question. If you're referring to an earlier question, please reference it. If you had a stress test and the results were positive for ischemia, then you need to see a cardiologist for further evaluation, but that is the extent of advice I can give you with the limited insight I have in your problem right now. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the report says mildly positive to ischemia?

What does it mean if the report says mildly positive to ischemia?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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I had a stress test yesterday. The final impression is ' stress mildly positive for ischemia at adequate workload " pl explain?

I had a stress test yesterday. The final impression is ' stress mildly positive for ischemia at adequate workload " pl explain?

Positive: This means that they did see signs of ekg changes when you reached a certain level of exertion. This would warrant further evaluation with imaging stress test or angiography-depending on cardiologist's choice. ...Read more

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I am hypertensive and diabetic both diabetes and blood pressure under control. My stress echo test came mildly positive for reversible ischemia advise?

I am hypertensive and diabetic both diabetes and blood pressure under control. My stress echo test came mildly positive for reversible ischemia advise?

Young for heart dis.: Reversible Ischemia on stress Test means that part of the muscles in your heart is/are are not getting enough blood due to partial blockage of one or more arteries to that muscle. You need a cardiologist who can perform a (cath) Coronary artery ANGIOGRAM. This requires catherization of artery, usually in your groin, leading into your Heart arteries. You may angioplasty or stent of blocked artery. ...Read more

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My TMT test report says "the study is BORDERLINE POSITIVE for provokable ischemia". What does this mean?

My TMT test report says "the study is BORDERLINE POSITIVE for provokable ischemia". What does this mean?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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The test is positive for reversible/provocable ischemia. What does it mean can you please answer me?

I assume this: Is result of cardiac stress test. If so, it means you probably need a cardiac cath, depending on your risk factors. You must follow up with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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My sister aged 32 had frequent chest pain, we took tmt test, it came positive for provocal ischemia. What is provocal ischemia? How to cure it.

See cardiologist: You mean provocable ischemia. That means the heart suffers from lack of blood when provoked by stress. This usually is a sign of coronary artery disease. But sometime people can have such symptoms without it as well. The next thing to do is to see a cardiologist, check cholesterol and lipid, BP etc. And get treated for all those problems with medicines first. ...Read more

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So I had stress test done it ame back ok but they said I had reversible ischemia what's that mean am I gonna die? And had 10% positives in the test

Coronary angiogram: Reversible ischemia means that when you exercise part of heart muscle is deprived of blood supply. You are not going to die, but should consult with a cardiologist to see if you need coronary angiogram. Your heart should be at resting stage. Avoid any exercise until you have the work up done. Stress test can be sometime wrong. At age 31 I don't expect you to have coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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My treadmill test positive for provocable ischemia with rescued specificity....What does it means? What can I do now?

More info: Not sure exactly what type of test was done and why a young pt like you was stressed. If no imaging was used I suppose a stress test with ecocardiographic imaging would be helpful. How far did you walk and what are your risk factors would be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Father had cabg 4 yrs bfr his age now 60 yrs. Al test normal lvef 67% tmt result TMT borderline positive for induced ischemia, serious or wat to do?

Father had cabg 4 yrs bfr his age now 60 yrs. Al test normal lvef 67% tmt result TMT borderline positive for induced ischemia, serious or wat to do?

Cardiology eval: Need to go to a cardiologist and possibly get a cardiac cath done under fluoro to see patency of coronary arteries, flow and blood distribution, etc. To get all the answers you seek... ...Read more

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What does a positive stress test for pro-vocable mayocardial ischemia mean?

What does a positive stress test for pro-vocable mayocardial ischemia mean?

Blockage: It means that when your heart needs it, your arteries are incapable of delivering blood evenly and sufficiently to all of the heart muscle. This often means blockages in the heart arteries. Your cardiologist can tell you more. ...Read more

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My stress treadmill test positive for provocable ischemia with resuced specificity...What can I do now?

Heart cath: Go see a good cardiologist, he/she will review test and may recommend a heart cath. ...Read more

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How accurate are nuclear stress tests? If they only come up positive with a 65% blockage then is that a reliable test for ischemia?

They are much less: Invasive (and safer) than a coronary angiogram.

They detect significant coronary artery stenosis by differential blood flow that occurs between resting and cardiac stress (exercise or drugs).

It does take a certain level of stenosis to detect the regional decrease in blood flow, but that same considerable stenosis is required in order to get symptoms (chest pain, or angina). ...Read more

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If my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what does that mean? Have I ever had an heart attack before?

If my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what does that mean? Have I ever had an heart attack before?

Not necessarily: You need confirmatory testing for this abnormal finding. A high grade blockage in a heart artery could cause this even if you have not had a heart attack. ...Read more

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I am 39yr of age my tmt report show mild positive to reversible ischemia and my 2d echo report is normal and ecg and pft is also normal. Hdl is 65?

Ischemia.: The unfortunate thing here is that young women can potentially have heart disease - we often overlook this possibility. So we should not take this finding of reversible ischemia on your stress test lightly, despite your high HDL. More testing is needed. ...Read more

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A 57yr old who had undergone angioplasty 10yrs ago. Now treadmill test shows good effort tolerance, but positive for exercise induced ischemia. Advice?

A 57yr old who had undergone angioplasty 10yrs ago. Now treadmill test shows good effort tolerance, but positive for exercise induced ischemia. Advice?

Needs investigation.: Regardless of this treatment history, exercise-induced ischemia requires a new investigation, especially in someone with known coronary artery disease. This could be a hint to a new blockage that might require intervention. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what that means have I every had an heart attack before?

What do you suggest if my test was positive for stress induced ischemia in the anteroseptal wall, what that means have I every had an heart attack before?

Ischemia with stress: Hi. Without seeing the test done or the report, we can't say whether or not you've had a heart attack before. At the least, when you exercise and heart muscle oxygen demand goes up, not enough oxygen gets to the anterior wall and the septum to meet the demand. You need coronary angiography, and may need a stent or a bypass operation; you'll need medical therapy in any event. Ask your cardiologist ...Read more

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Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test?

Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test?

Screening test: Stress test is a screening test to determine if ischemia is present. It has good although not perfect reliability.
You should discuss the results and next steps with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?

My stress test results read " positive exercise stress test for ischemia by EKG criteria. What does that mean?

This means that the: EKG portion of your stress test had changes in the waveforms that have been known to be associated with blockages of the coronary arteries. Unfortunately, greater than 15% of the time this is inaccurate in women. Less than 5% of the time in men. This is why we always do stress testing in women along with nuclear imaging. If the nuclear imaging is negative then the EKG changes are FALSE positive. ...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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I have been diagnosed as having positive ischaemia. I have had an angiogram which was clear--what do I do now?

Test easy: Stress tests are not 100% accurate so you probably had a false positive test provided something like coronary spasm has been ruled out. ...Read more

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Recently I have gone tmt test, the result is "test is positive for provocable myocardial ischaemia" pl. Advise what I should do now.?

Heart cath.?: Depends on why you had the stress test in the first place, for chest pain? If so, and the test was positive, you need a cardiac cath. And possibly a stent. If you had no symptoms, you might repeat the stress test with a nuclear tracer or echocardiogram. ...Read more

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Recently during my annual health checkup I have gone tmt test, the result is "test is positive for provocable myocardial ischaemia".What this mean.

Abnormal stress: Test. Discuss with your physician. ..May need a repeat with imaging as ekg only has higher false positive rate. ...Read more

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