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What does provokable myocardial ischemia mean?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Activity or emotion
The heart may have adequate blood flow to function normally at rest or lower levels of activity.
However when you increase the nutrition needs of the heart as with exercise or strong emotions the blood flow is insufficient due to blockages and provokes ischemia which can be detected by various forms of stress test. Chest pain, shortness of breath & fatigue are the common symptoms of ischemia.

In brief: Activity or emotion
The heart may have adequate blood flow to function normally at rest or lower levels of activity.
However when you increase the nutrition needs of the heart as with exercise or strong emotions the blood flow is insufficient due to blockages and provokes ischemia which can be detected by various forms of stress test. Chest pain, shortness of breath & fatigue are the common symptoms of ischemia.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Stress induced...
By "provokable", i believe you mean "stress induced".
Many people have no chest pain at rest but develop chest pain upon exertion or stress. This is different from people who have chest pain even while at rest. Chest pain at rest or at stress is a serious issue and should be dealt with immediately before an adverse event occurs.

In brief: Stress induced...
By "provokable", i believe you mean "stress induced".
Many people have no chest pain at rest but develop chest pain upon exertion or stress. This is different from people who have chest pain even while at rest. Chest pain at rest or at stress is a serious issue and should be dealt with immediately before an adverse event occurs.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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