NM Myocardial Perfusion Scan I had this test done the results are:
There is uniform distribution of the radiopharmaceutical within
the left ventricle. The left ventricle is of normal size and
contractility with an LVEF of 82%.
Can anyone tel me is this normal and a good sign?
Quite a short and sweet report :) I have never seen one worded thus. Anyway, it basically means good news. The radioactive contrast they inject you with for the scan, travels around in the blood, through the coronary arteries and to the heart tissue. The scan shows the distribution of this. You want it evenly spread out through the left ventricle because it shows blood supply to all areas is adequate for good function and health to the cardiac muscle. Your report says the distribution is uniform, which is great. Your Left ventricle output is pretty damn good too, normal is 50-75% but the 82% is probably from the stressed side of the test where the heart is made to work harder.
So the answer to both your questions is yes :)
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