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What does this mean; small sized, mild intensity, distal inferior defect. There is no reversibility in this region?

What does this mean; small sized, mild intensity, distal inferior defect. There is no reversibility in this region?

Possibly means: That there is a small area in your heart that is not getting normal blood flow (perfusion) in the distal ( the furthest away) inferior (bottom part) of your heart. No reversibility means that the small region affected did not improve blood flow with rest. This is assuming you are referring to a SPECT scan of your heart! (Since you didn't clarify what test you had, I am only assuming this). ...Read more

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What does 'small inferior apical wall defect demonstrating reversibility affecting less than 5% of the total myocardium' mean?

What does 'small inferior apical wall defect demonstrating reversibility affecting less than 5% of the total myocardium' mean?

Small cardiac insult: A small area of ischemia (reduced blood supply) to apical wall without perment damage or infarct. Coronary artery narrowing of branch vessel can cause this finding. ...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 decreased count rates in the anterior septal region with small area of reversibility mean? I had the Thallium test, ekg, and echo tests.

What does decreased count rates in the anterior septal region with small area of reversibility mean? I had the Thallium test, ekg, and echo tests.

Suggestive of ischem: A small area of anterior septal ischemia of the LV = small area of reduced blood flow at peak stress test. Few things to be mindful: Small refers to area of myocardium in jeapordy; the area mentioned in your case often is place of false + reading; LAST you need to correlate with symptoms if any and your other tests. AND Finally, before seeking therapy if any warranted, ask about COURAGE TRIAl. ...Read more

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I'm out of breath walking up stairs. I have an asthma reversibility test tommorrow. What does this consist of?

I'm out of breath walking up stairs. I have an asthma reversibility test tommorrow. What does this consist of?

Breathing test: This test will probably consist of doing a spirometry followed by receiving a bronchodilator and then doing the spirometry again. Based upon the results one 's doc can then understand if there s significant reversibility. ...Read more

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A pulmonologist reviewing my pft says moderate obstructive lung disease with no evidence of reversibility. What does that mean?

A pulmonologist reviewing my pft says moderate obstructive lung disease with no evidence of reversibility. What does that mean?

Stop smoking: It means there is an obstruction to getting air out indicating some injury to the lung. So if you smoke, stop. The 'reversibility' part has to do with the twitchiness of the airways. Having no reversibility, tends to mean that the puffer meds are less effective. Those tests are interpreted usually by someone who does not know your history, so keep that in mind and follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Spect images demonstrate inferior and apical reversibility from my nuclear stress test. Is a cardiac catherization must be done?

Spect images demonstrate inferior and apical reversibility from my nuclear stress test. Is a cardiac catherization must be done?

Not enough data...: Inferior ; apical reversibility means there is some ischemia in those regions. Without seeing the images it is difficult to tell how much. If there is very mild ischemia, some cardiologists may decide to do medical management (only medicines). If there is any significant amount of ischemia, cardiac catheterization is usually done. Again, it depends on the clinical scenario. Not enough data. ...Read more

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My spirometry was 83% doc doesn't think its COPD but smoking related damage with reversibility am sure its COPD?

My spirometry was 83% doc doesn't think its COPD but smoking related damage with reversibility am sure its COPD?

Pulmonologist: If you are intently worried, then you could ask for a referral to a pulmonologist for a full pulmonary function testing evaluation including dlco and total lung capacity. ...Read more

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Are there different severities of ebstein's anomaly?

Are there different severities of ebstein's anomaly?

Yes: Ebstein's anomaly may be so mild that the child has no symptoms and never requires treatment. At the other end of the spectrum, it may be so severe that a child cannot survive. ...Read more

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What is the difference (in severity) between someone who passes out for 2-3 minutes and someone who passes out for 30 seconds or fewer?

What is the difference (in severity) between someone who passes out for 2-3 minutes and someone who passes out for 30 seconds or fewer?

SYNCOPE: Clinically speaking, there is no difference, because any loss of business without a viable explanation warrants a thorough evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to measure the severity of exertional dispnea? Can I find a questionary or a classification to measure exertional dispnea online?thanks!

Is it possible to measure the severity of exertional dispnea? Can I find a questionary or a classification to measure exertional dispnea online?thanks!

Best C a pulmonary-: -specialist, and have pulmonary functions done. This will give U an answer as far as chest is concerned.

A cardiac stress test as well as an echocardiogram. This will test Ur heart and valves 4 any abnormalities. ...Read more

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Are there different severities of strokes?

Are there different severities of strokes?

Yes: Tias last less than 24 hours with no residual symptoms. Major stroke can cause immediate death. See stroke. Org for good info. ...Read more

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Can food influence the severity of my psoriasis?

Can food influence the severity of my psoriasis?

POS But Unproven: Psoriasis has proven association w. Obesity as well as known triggers of infection, physical or psychological stress, and medications. Certain foods can increase inflammation in the body wether or not a proven blood level allergic reaction is measured or not. It would not be harmful and possibly helpful to try a gluten, dairy free elimination diet x 4wks then add back to see. Wt loss +. ...Read more

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What are the different classes of severity of hemophilia?

What are the different classes of severity of hemophilia?

Two main types: A, B: Hemophila is a hereditary disorder with two main types: a (classic) and b (christmas disease). The two types are clinically indistinguishable; the difference is in the coagulation factor (important for blood clotting). In type a, there is a deficiency in factor viii and in type b, there is a deficiency in factor ix. ...Read more

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What is the severity of anxiety? How severe is it and how is it diagnosed?

What is the severity of anxiety? How severe is it and how is it diagnosed?

Anxiety: Anxiety ranges from debilitating to mildly upsetting. Anxiety is a normal response when we have a percienved threat but is problematic when we are anxious & no real threat is present. Diagnoses is generally by symptoms from discussions with your md, psychiatrist, or other mental health specialist & treatment ranges from therapy to meds. Meds are used short-term or to overcome a 1 time event. ...Read more

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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