Stress test results blockage

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I just had a stress test and the doctor called to say I have a blockage in the back of my heart. I have been trying to find out what this means for me and unable. i do not have appointment with him till Tuesday and I am very worried. Trying to find out what steps will be taken and how servere is this. I would appreciate any answers to my heart health problem.
I just completed a tread mill stress test and a nuclear stress test. Briefly, the results are: 1) attained 100% target heart rate, no chest pains, no arrhythmia 2) LVEF is 56% 3) Moderate size infereior ischemia 4.) ECG is positive for ischemia at good workload (reached heart rate of 143). I've formed a preliminary impression from my research on the Internet, but I would appreciate professional feedback. I am scheduled for a heart catheterization. Thank you.
I am female, 55. I recently had a nuclear stress test. The results say that they revealed an inferior fixed defect, ejection fraction of 44% with glocal kypokinesis. Can you please explain these results? Also said my Doppler study was suboptimal what does that mean?
Results of Nuclear Stress Test Analysis of the images demonstrates a small reversible perfusion abnormality in the distal anterolateral wall near the apex. Remaining perfusion is unremarkable. the myocardial thickness is normal and the luminal diammeter is unremarkable. The gated study demonstrates normal wall motion with a normal ejection fraction at greater than 70 percent Impression : Small reversible perfusion abnormality in the distal anterolateral wall suspicious for ischemia.
Hi Anjulito, It is hard to know how much weight to put into these results. Was this an exercise stress test with nuclear imaging? I know you want to know specifics, but my approach is to be a bit more general. I think people get lost in details of studies and medications and miss the big picture. Regarding the results of the nuclear imaging,it appears that year heart pumping function is mildly reduced. If the results are correct, there is muscle damage to your heart.
I recently took a treadmill stress test and nuclear stress test. Basically, the conclusions are that I have: 1) moderate size inferior ischemia 2) LVEF is 56% 3) ECG is positive for ischemia at a good workload. No chest pains, no arrhythmia. I've research the Internet and have reached a tentative first impression, but would appreciate any professional feedback on the above three conclusions. I am being scheduled for a heart catheterization. Thank you.
The laymans explanation of the stress test results suggest that he has had a heart attack before and that he has another area that has a significant blockage, but the tissue is still living. I hope this helps answer your questions. Good luck.
My doctor has recommended a non-invasive CAT angiogram to see if perhaps the stress test is a false positive (which I have scheduled). If that test confirms the stress results, he recommends an invasive angiogram, I assume to get a more detailed picture of what is going on.
I had a stress test last week and today they told me these are the results: EF 69%, Test was abnormal - moderate sized, moderate intensity, reversible perfusion defect involving inferolateral wall. Moderate sized, moderate intensity fixed perfusion defect involving inferoseptal wall. They plan to do a cath, but there is a two week waiting list. How dangerous is this and should I wait the two weeks or go elsewhere?
My cardiologist told me that my heart rate was irregular and that my palpitations may be the result of hormonal changes.
However, comparing the trace elements injected at rest at during the high heart rate period of the stress test may show that there is a blockage of an artery and during exercise, your heart is not getting enough blood in parts of it. The cath will give the doctor specific answers. I'd try to stress about it, but the period of time after a stress test and before a cath is always a worrisome time, I've gone through that a number of times.
With exercise there is a higher demand for blood/oxygen and the test results would help determine the degree of blockage, etc. The value of stress tests has always been recognized as limited in assessing heart disease such as atherosclerosis, a condition which mainly produces wall thickening and enlargement of the arteries.
To put your experience in perspective and based on what you stated in your post, you had chest pains and the doctor wanted to rule out a heart condition so there was an EKG test. The EKG showed an ST segment depression (you just state mild depression). Reading between the lines you must be referring to ST segment. ST segment depression can be caused by ischemia (occluded vessels), digitalis (medication), rapid heart rate, and temperature or electrolyte abnormality (blood test can rule out).
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