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What can be the consequences a small area of ischemia at the apex of the heart?

What can be the consequences a small area of ischemia at the apex of the heart?

Angina and MI: If you really have ischemia at the apex, there may be no consequences if it's chronic. Over-exertion could potentially cause angina. If it's unstable, a heart attack (mi) could result. But be aware that shifting soft tissue on nuclear stress testing often leads to a reading of "a small area of apical ischemia" which is a false positive due to technical issues. Is your "ischemia" confirmed by cath? ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Ischemia (Definition)

Ischemia is a symptom in which a person does not have enough blood supply to a part of the body, making that part of the body "ischemic". For example, in a heart attack, a coronary artery is blocked so blood cannot get to the heart muscle beyond the blockage point. The heart muscle lacking ...Read more


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Had perantine cardio. Stress test 2 wks. Ago. Diagnosis-ischemia of apex. Had heart cath. Today. No blockages. What could be causing chestpain. ?

Had perantine cardio. Stress test 2 wks. Ago. Diagnosis-ischemia of apex. Had heart cath. Today. No blockages. What could be causing chestpain.  ?

Chest pain: There are many possible causes of chest pain including small vessel disease which doesn't show up on angiogram but can cause perfusion image abnormalities. You should discuss your symptoms and data with the physicians who know you and get their impression of what the cause of your chest pain is. ...Read more

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What isa a small reversible defect invovling the apical anterior wall, that is consistant with possible ischemia this person did have open heart sugery in the past 6 yrs and has had some fainting spells and all over does not feel well, also takes blood pr

What isa a small reversible defect invovling the apical anterior wall, that is consistant with possible ischemia this person did have open heart sugery in the past 6 yrs and has had some fainting spells and all over does not feel well, also takes blood pr

Concern: Suggests an area of low blood flow if the open heart surgery was coronary bypass, then a graft or additional vessel may be compromised/ or it could be old scar and confusing the picture worth a real diagnosis and cath depending on other personal history. ...Read more

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What is ischemia of the heart in men?

What is ischemia of the heart in men?

Decreased: Blood flow to heart muscle usually due to a coronary artery blockage. ...Read more

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What is inferolateral ischemia heart deases means?

Coronary disease: Ischemic heart disease means part of your heart muscle does not appear to be getting enough oxygen. Inferior lateral simply describes the area of the heart involved. You should consult a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What occurs in the heart to compensate for ischemia?

What occurs in the heart to compensate for ischemia?

Vasodilitation: The physiological response to ischemia is for the coronary arteries to dilate. ...Read more

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What is the outcome and process if you are diagnosed with mod to severe ischemia of inferior heart. what is next ?

What is the outcome and process if you are diagnosed with mod to severe ischemia of inferior heart. what is next ?

Heart cath: A heart catheterization followed by intervention (likely angioplasty with stenting) if indicated. If the problem is more severe than initially suspected, bypass surgery may be recommended to improve life expectancy. ...Read more

Apex (Definition)

Apex normally refers to a peak. However in dentistry it actually is defined as the end ...Read more