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ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

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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Perfusion (Definition)

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


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Pulmonary hypertension and artial septal defect?

Pulmonary hypertension and artial septal defect?

PH and ASD: One cause of elevated blood pressure in the lungs, called pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an abnormal connection between the heart chambers such as an atrial septal defect that connects the top 2 compartments. ...Read more

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Is ventricular or atrial septal defect hereditary?

Is ventricular or atrial septal defect hereditary?

Most cases no: The chances of being born with a heart defect are approximately 8 per every thousand deliveries (a little under 1%). Most babies born with a heart defect (asd, vsd or any of a multitude of others) have no family members with heart disease. Now, when there is a first line family member with a heart defect the chances increase to about 2-3%, so there may be some genetic component. ...Read more

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Ventricular septal defect repair is done by whom?

Ventricular septal defect repair is done by whom?

VSD repair: Generally a vsd will be repaired by pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will an interventricular septal defect automatically cause overriding of the aorta?

Will an interventricular septal defect automatically cause overriding of the aorta?

No.: There are many different types of ventricular septal defects (vsd). The only one associated with an overriding aorta is in the syndrome of tetrology of fallot. ...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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Is an endocardial cushion defect considered heart disease?

Is an endocardial cushion defect considered heart disease?

Words matter: This is a birth defect, where the walls within the heart and sometimes the valves are not formed correctly.It will need some corrective surgery. A heart disease by general definition is a condition where the structures deteriorate over time due to some insult or chronic issue, like a viral heart infection , blood vessel disease from high cholesterol, heart enlargement from hypertension, etc. ...Read more

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Is an atrial septal defect repair surgery dangerous?

Heart surgery risk: All open heart surgery is dangerous. Many asds are now closed without surgery, using a catheter placed in a leg vein. ...Read more

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Whats a heart defect called supracardiactotal anomalous pulmonary venous return?

Whats a heart defect called supracardiactotal anomalous pulmonary venous return?

Abnormal lung veins: The pulmonary veins are the vessels that normally bring blood with oxygen back to the heart from the lungs. Supracardiac tapvr is when these veins drain to the innominate vein which eventually brings that blood back to the right side of the heart rather than the left. This requires surgical repair. Babies born with this usually have much lower than normal oxygen levels and appear blue. ...Read more

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What is fontan operation in congenital heart defects?

Fontan Procedure: The fontan is a surgery that connects the inferior venacava (ivc) to the pulmonary arteries. The fontan is the final surgery for patients who have a single ventricle or single ventricle physiology. This means that the blue blood, desaturated blood retruning to the heart is directed to the lungs without being pumped through the heart. ...Read more

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Could ventricular septal defect cause diastolic murmur?

Could ventricular septal defect cause diastolic murmur?

Two ways: A large vsd with increased pulmonary blood flow may cause a diastolic flow rumble caused by a large amount of flow coming back from the lungs across the mitral valve into the left ventricle. Perimembranous and supracristal vsds can cause aortic valve deformation, and subsequent development of a diastolic murmur of aortic valve insufficiency. ...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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What does hypokinesia of intraventricular septum apical.Concentric remodeling of the left ventricle w/segmental wall motion abnormality mean?

What does hypokinesia of intraventricular septum apical.Concentric remodeling of the left ventricle w/segmental wall motion abnormality mean?

Consequences: Description is very typical reflection for consequences of long term uncontrolled high cholesterol and blood pressure. I also guess that you might have had heart attack in past. (silent infarct?). Practically this mean that your heart is no longer as efficient pumping blood through your body as it used to be. You definitely need to be under care and see your doctor regularly to avoid worsening. ...Read more

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