MY HUSBAND HAD A HEART ATTACK THIS WEEK. HE IS GOING TO HAVE A CATHLAB DONE IN A WEEK OR SO BUT I NOTICED THE REPORT ON THE STRESS TEST SAID, MPS SHOWED LATERAL WALL ISCHEMIA OF MODERATE INTENSITY, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
A stress test evaluates blood flow (perfusion) with exertion and again at rest through different parts of heart. Ischemia means the perfusion of the blood is blocked or decreased usually due to plaque buildup within the vessel. The cath will be fed through a vessel to the area of ischemia and assess the degree of blockage and exact location. Usually, there is a stent implant to open the vessel to better blood flow.
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