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Stress Test results

I was having chest pains and the Dr. had me take a stress test.  All I got from the Dr. was I wasn't having a heart attack. Can you explain what they mean on #3?
1. No significant EKG changes during vasodilator stress test. 2. Normal post stress resting left ventricular wall motion and ejection fraction of about 77%. 3. Mildly severe fixed defect involving the apical anterior wall, likely breast attenuation. 4. No reversible defects noted to indicate ischemia.
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11548417 tn?1506080564
Ad 3: Anterior wall artifacts are very common in women because of attenuation by breast tissue.
A "fixed" defect is one that is seen both at rest and during stress.
The fact that you had no clinical evidence of ischemia (see #4) would be supporting evidence that the "defect" was an artifact.

So, on all points 1-4 your stress results do not show any abnormalities.
159619 tn?1538180937
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#3 basically means that the image of that part of your heart was blocked by soft tissue and not as clear as it could have been, very normal and does not mean there is an issue there. Your report looks normal.
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