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Hi, I need some help understanding why the 2 cardiac MD’s have said 2 different things. The doctor performing the test said all is ok. The primary cardiac doctor says there are blockages.
Test done on Jan 30, Female, Age 54.
Hemodynamics: Mild systemic hypertension & mildly elevated LVEDP
Cardiac Structures: Global left ventricular function normal. EF calculated by contrast ventriculography was 55%.
Coronary Circulation:  Distal LAD: 100 % stenosis.  Mid circumflex: 100 % stenosis.  2nd obtuse marginal: 90% stenosis.  Mid RCA: 100% stenosis.  Graft to distal LAD: patent small sized LIMA.  Graft to 1st diagonal & RPDA Graft: Both sapnenous vein grafts from aorta.  Graft Angioplasty: Both show luminal irregularities.
Thanks, Ann
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Was the doctor performing the test a cardiologist?  Your post is confusing, normally the term 100% stenosis would indicate a complete blockage and I can't imagine you have that many blockages. Can you look at the report again and makes sure exactly what the wordage is and let us know?

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Well according to your report, you've had bypass surgery at some time. I think one is simply telling you about existing blockages even though youve had bypasses. I think the other one is just saying everything is ok because bypasses have been done.
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I'm not a health professional, but as Ed suggests, you must have had a bypass in the past, and I wonder if you have had a stent inserted that shows irregularities.  I'd ask for yet another opinion.
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According to the report, a bypass has definitely been done. For example, it says the LIMA has been grafted to the distal LAD and is open still.
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