I am a 52 yr old female, have MVP, smoke less than 1 pk of cigs a day (yes, I'm TRYING to quit), had a stress echo last week with these results, that I hope someone can explain to me. I should add that I've had no symptoms of heart probs other that the MVP.
Had an echo-stress test -- results: Resting echo overall normal left ventricular size and systolic function with an ejection fraction of app. 55% with mild septal wall hypokinesia. After exercise, images were obtained in similar planes. These revealed septal and anterior wall hypokinesia which was mild in degree.
Conclusion: 1. Stress Echo was positive for ischemia in the distribution of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
2. Exercise capacity was formal for age at 7 metabolic equivalents of task. 3. The patient was asymptomatic throughout the test.
How serious is this? Or, is it? My cardiologist made it seem serious and wanted almost immediate cath. done, but I'm getting a 2nd opinion