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I recently had a myocardial perfusion scan and holter monitor

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I recently had a myocardial perfusion scan and holter monitor tests. Results have shown mild inducible ischaemia at the apex and infero apical walls and good LV systolic function with an LV ejection fraction of 71% on gated SPECT. Also dominant sinus rhythm with heart rate varying between 46-100 bpm, as well as periods of sinus bradycardia noted mainly during nocturnal hours and occasional supra ventricular and ventricular ectopics. What does this all mean? I have also been advised to have an angiogram.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
It means there is a problem with your heart vessels.
You should have an angiogram..did they not recommend this?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They have recommended an angiogram and am waiting for an appointment. What are the likely outcomes of an angiogram and what will they mean for me?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
It is a safe procedure.
It uses dye to look at your arteries.
The likely outcome is that they will find blockages, and stent them to fix the blood flow to your heart.
This will most likely take care of any and all current problems as long as the stents are good.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Will there be a recommended period of absence from work after the angiogram?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Maybe several days.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
That sort of depends on what they find, and how it goes.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thankyou

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
anytime
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