QUOTE: 'Fixed" reduced uptake of radiotracer seen in the inferior wall, apparently due to soft tissue attenuation. Rest of the LV myocardium shows maintained perfusion.
>>>>>>Soft tissue attenuation is one of the more common causes of an artifact. Meaning there is some obstruction in imaging and not a physical defect. The cause can be interference from the tissues of varying densities (eg, bone, lungs, and breast) resulting from body size, depth of the heart in the body, gender and patient position under the camera.
QUOTE: Features on SPECT myocardial perfusion scintigraphic study show no evidence for exercise induced reversible ischaemia at the level of exercise achieved.
>>>>> Reversible ischemia" means that an area of your heart isn't getting enough blood, likely from a narrowing in a coronary artery. No evidence supporting that diagnosis with the level of exercise with 142 heart rate, and time of 10.30 minutes. Appropriate result there are no occluded vessels.
Hope this gives a perspective, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond. Thanks for sharing, take care,
Thanks a lot Ken,
Just wanted to understand (in a lay man's language) is it something alarming?