Dear Cleveland Clinic,
Eight years ago I had a heart attack because of a 95% blockage in my LAD. At that time I had a stentless angioplasty performed. Each year I have a Cardiolite Stress Test to check the progression of the lesion. Each year the stress tests results are normal and similar. However, scar tissue still shows up on the nuclear stress test. Eventually will the scar tissue disappear, worsen, or stay the same? My daily medications are atenolol, vasotec, imdur, aspirin, hydrochlorothiazide, and lipitor. I exercise(jog) daily for 30 minutes and my cholesterol levels are total:138; LDL:58; HDL:67; and triglycorides:65.