Heart & Cardiology/Reversible Ischemia

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I was recently diagnosed with the following; After taking the Persantine Thallium 201 and Thread Mill Test: The left ventricular chamber is normal size. There are decreased count rates on the anterior wall on the stress images with reversibility on delayed images seen best on the vertical long axis. Similar findings are seen on the short axis view but also involve the septum. Quantitative polar map images suggest an area of reversible ischemia in the anterior septal region. Cine images on heart show no dyskinetic segments. The overall calculated left ventricular global ejection is 64%. I am 61 years old, I also have hypertension, & hypercholesterolemia; I am scheduled to see a cardiologist. I would like to know what I might be facing! I also had a family history of heart disease, and hypertension. I look forward to receiving information from you in the near future.

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Hi Bevc,
The test result shows some parts of your heart don't get enough blood. This is caused by blockages in one or more coronary artery.
Read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/exercise-stress-tests
http://www.cardiachealth.org/coronary-artery-disease-and-angina
http://www.cardiachealth.org/coronary-artery-disease-women
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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