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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

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Can you tell me about angiogram of the heart or perfusion scan test?

Can you tell me about angiogram of the heart or perfusion scan test?

2 different exams: Angiogram involves injection intravenously of contrast and radiographic (x-ray imaging) of chambers of heart, coronary arteries, great vessels. Ct angiogram involves injection of contrast and cross sectional imaging of these cardiovascular structures. Myocardial perfusion scan involves injection of isotope that shows myocardium looking for perfusion defects, ischemia and infarct. ...Read more

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Is it a common to have the perfusion scan after the angiogram of the heart?

Is it a common to have the perfusion scan after the angiogram of the heart?

Yes: After an angiogram, the perfusion scan may be done prior to stenting to plan the revascularization procedure. In addition, the perfusion scan can be down a couple of years later to help assess response to therapy. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where does perfusion occur in the blood flow of the heart?

Please help docs! where does perfusion occur in the blood flow of the heart?

All over!: The left ventricle pumps blood into the aorta. The first branches off the aorta are the left main and right coronary arteries. These arteries have branches that distribute blood all over the heart. These smaller arteries have even smaller branches called arterioles. The arterioles branch into microscopic capillaries. This network is so thorough that every heart muscle cell is close to a capillary. ...Read more

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When is heart disease supposed to cause poor cerebral perfusion?

When is heart disease supposed to cause poor cerebral perfusion?

Cerebral perfusion: Nothing is 'supposed' to cause poor cerebral perfusion. When cardiac function becomes poor enough to decrease cardiac output and or blood pressure enough to perfuse the brain adequately, then the patient is in serious trouble. This usually happens only with severe cardiac dysfunction and often has associated cerebral vascular disease. ...Read more

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Does a myocardial perfusion scan show blockage in the heart?

Does a myocardial perfusion scan show blockage in the heart?

Blood Perfusion: The angiogram shows anatomic blockage of coronary arteries. The myocardial perfusion scan shows blood flow to the heart. Blood flow can get past large blockages (shown on angiography) if there are enough small, collateral vessels present. ...Read more

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I'm 21 year old male and i had various ٍecgs and a heart perfusion scan + a stress test all came back normal is it enough to say my heart is good?

I'm 21 year old male and i had various ٍecgs and a heart perfusion scan + a stress test all came back normal is it enough to say my heart is good?

Glad to hear: You are being followed by your doc. Stick close to him/her. I see that you also have an anxiety disorder which means it may be difficult for you to relax and enjoy the good news of your test results. Life does not give any of us 100 % guarantee. A mental health professional can help you deal w/your anxiety and feel better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I think I have post perfusion syndrome (pump head syndrome) after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Is that possible?

I think I have post perfusion syndrome (pump head syndrome) after undergoing heart bypass surgery. Is that possible?

Several issues: Confusion, depression, medications, anesthetics, pump perfusion, carotid disease, and sleep deprivation are all perioperative elements. Diabetes, prior stroke, mental health are also factors the cv surgeon and cardiologist wil help you sort it out. ...Read more

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