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Does this mean a blockage?

nuclear cardiac stress SPECTimmediate  images reveal diminished isotope uptake involving the anterior and apical walls. delayed images reveal normal isotope uptake. Calculated ejection fraction is 70%. There are no segmental wall motion abnormalities at rest. Does this mean I have blockages?
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If you had nuclear cardiac stress, as I understood, your doctor would /should/must  tell you if you have blockages , I think. But what do I know? I am not a doctor.
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Anytime you see the comment diminished isotope uptake, it means that less blood reached a specific area of your heart than expected which could indicate come sort of blockage. The fact that your EF% is excellent and your heart did not show any wall motion abnormalities is all very good so your heart is healthy right now, but may be at risk if there is diminished blood flow.

Vienna is right, your doctor needs to explain this comment to you as it could also be within the normal variant. That's the problem when we layman read test results, we just don't have the background or experience to know for sure.

Call your doctor and schedule an appointment to go over the results face to face, don't let him get off by doing it over the phone.

Hope this helps!

Jon
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Thanks....had cardiac cath....all was well
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Great news, congrats!

Jon
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