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Nuclear stress test showed shadow on heart. Could this be a blockage in heart?

I am researching results from nuclear stress tests on the heart ... My father had a test yesterday and he s been asked to return to the specialist as they have identified a shadow on the heart. He has suffered heart attacks previously. Suspect this could be a blockage of sorts, but just curious to learn more about what this could mean.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- http://bit.ly/Dr-Prasad-Akole) and am glad to address to your query here.

The results of nuclear cardiac perfusion scan showing a defect most probably means that there is poor perfusion (blood supply) to an area of the heart.

In the background of his past heart attacks, it does mean that this area is not getting blood supply due to a blocked coronary artery (supplying that part).
You should be guided by your cardiologist and continue treatment for him as advised.


I hope you are fully satisfied with the guidance I gave.
I would be glad to answer any further queries. Please ask for any clarifications before closing and rating this answer.

Thank you and Good luck!
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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