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What are the consequences of a small area of ischemia at the apex of the left ventricle?
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Reversible?
It depends. Is the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test.
Such things seen on a perfusion scan are often referred to as apical defects.That said, along with other indications, i might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The consequences could not be determined without a cath or ccta.

In brief: Reversible?
It depends. Is the ischemia reverisble or irreversible? Was it detected on a nuclear stress test? Assume it's reversible as seen in a nuclear stress test.
Such things seen on a perfusion scan are often referred to as apical defects.That said, along with other indications, i might suggest a clinical correlation via an angiogram or ccta. The consequences could not be determined without a cath or ccta.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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In brief: Variable
If the left anterior discerning artery was small and blocked, a person may do fine.
If the artery is large this may be a warning to get it fixed. There are other variations, but that is one of the medical surgical decision trees.

In brief: Variable
If the left anterior discerning artery was small and blocked, a person may do fine.
If the artery is large this may be a warning to get it fixed. There are other variations, but that is one of the medical surgical decision trees.
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