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What Are The Fibrous Strands Connecting The Av Valves To The Myocardium Called
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Time: Stunned myocardium implies a short-term injury to the heart resulting in decreased function of the heart which recovers in 10-14 days. Hibernating myocardium implies a chronically decreased blood supply to the heart which results in poor heart function. Unlike stunned myocardium, the heart function in hibernating myocardium will not improve until the blood supply is repaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No : Not to my knowledge. At least not in a way that is clinically apparent or likely to cause symptoms. ...Read more