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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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Perfusion usually refers to blood flow into an ...Read more


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Myocardial. Medium perfusion defect moderate intensity in basal mid inferior basal inferior partial reversibility. Ef54%. TID .97 abnormal redegenson.

Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle. Most commonly this would be because of atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary artery. The next steps depend on the medical details. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more

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What does this mean from a stress test? Small sized, mildly reduced, fixed, apical perfusion defect consistent with artifact.

It means that there: was a slight abnormality on the nuclear images of the test which the reader interprets as most likely related to things unassociated with your heart or heart problems such as large breasts. The test was within normal limits. It would be like taking your temperature and getting 98.7 rather than 98.6. Not exactly normal but also not indicative of a problem to be concerned about. ...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 
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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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Hi I had a stress test done where they put the dye in my IV and my paper work says a small mild perfusion defect Of apical aspect of the anteroseptal ?

Hi I had a stress test done where they put the dye in my IV and my paper work says a small mild perfusion defect Of apical aspect of the anteroseptal ?

Perfusion defect: Hi, was the defect reversible or irreversible? The perfusion defect simply means that there is reduced blood flow to a part of the heart muscle, there are couple of possibilities including blockage in the artery feeding that area, an old heart attack or an artifact due to the test not being perfect or the heart muscle at that moment is hibernating due to chronic low blood flow, I suggest that you ...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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Had nuclear stress test.Mod.-sized mostly reversible inferoseptal left ventricular hypo perfusion defect. Do u think i need a heart cath?

Had nuclear stress test.Mod.-sized mostly reversible inferoseptal left ventricular hypo perfusion defect. Do u think i need a heart cath?

Probably yes: Reversibility on a nuclear stress test indicates ischemia (low blood flow to a region due to coronary blockage). The inferoseptal distribition is most commonly a branch of the right coronary artery. Sometimes a defect in the inferior wall is an imaging artifact (not due to blockage). A heart catheterization or a cardiac ct angiogram will provide information if findings reflect coronary blockage. ...Read more