Hi I had a cardiac stent fitted two years ago in my right coronary artery that blocked and caused a heart attack last november. I am the usual heart meds.It has since been found that I have diffuse disease in all my major cardiac arteries with a significant lesion in my mid lad . Today I went for a dubotamine stress echo where the sonographer has said there was a slightly problematic issue that he will discuss with my cadiologist. This has got me a bit worried. I know my cadiologist has said that bypass surgery could be an option because trying to stent my arteries isnt good because of widely spread diffuse disease. I'm just wondering what the "slightly problematic" issue could be?
I am sorry that you are going through this. As you know, without seeing the test it is impossible to know what the issue was and anything I relate would be speculation. That being said, it could be something as minor as a technical issue (ie not reaching your target heart rate, difficult images, etc) rather than an intrinsic problem with your heart. Usually if there is something very concerning the tech will have the study read immediately prior to you leaving. If you are concerned, call your physician's office and explain the situation. I am sure they would be happy to relay the results to you. In the mean time, if you have any symptoms such as chest pain, make sure to call your cardiologist immediately. Best of luck.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.