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Perfusion Stress Test
Is it ok to have unprotected sex after nuclear perfusion stress test? I was given nuclear isotope radiation. Staff advised me to wait 6 weeks
Sex after radiation: The concerns are for sperm and then abnormal babies resulting from that sperm. If advised to wait 6 weeks you should wait 6 weeks. Otherwise the only way to minimize risk is to make sure that you use condoms- even then that is not a guarentee to prevent problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Stress test : This is a chemical stress test. You will be given a medication and then pet scan of your heart will be done to evaluate the blood flow in different parts of the heart. If there is any significant blockage, it will show up as a defect in the images. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Normal stress but abnormal myocardial moderate inferior partial reversible perfusion. What means. How stress test normal and rest abnormal.
Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle (eg, atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary.) The exercise EKG (stress test) can appear normal even if myocardial persuion is not. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more
Stress test fine but what does "perfusion is mildly nonuniform but appears preserved through the myocardium" mean? should i be worried?
Nuclear imaging: I presume you are referring to a radionuclide stress test imaging report. The technique of the study can cause what your report says and usually does not represent a problem. There are anatomic abnormalities and variations which could also cause that appearance so although the likelihood is nothing to worry about, you can't get a guarantee from out here. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Nuclear stress test is fine but "perfusion is mildly nonuniform but appears preserved throughout myocardium."what does this mean? should i be worried?
Don't worry: There is often a difference between true perfusion (circulation of blood) and the APPEARANCE of perfusion on a nuclear stress test. Variations in the thickness of the chest wall, caused by breast tissue or other factors, could explain the findings on your test. Most important, however is your doctor's overall assessment based on all known information. ...Read more
A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more
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