Ischemia

What is Ischemia?

Ischemia is a restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen and glucose needed for cellular metabolism. Ischemia is generally caused by problems with blood vessels, with resultant damage to or dysfunction of tissue.

Questions and answers on "Ischemia"

my big toe is purple and painful but i have heard nothing can be done for a broken toe Is there anything other than a break that would cause this? I stubbed it 2 weeks ago. it is not hot to the touch

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
probably trauma but ischemia is possible too

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Fracture is most probable cause and you need to do xrays and immobilize it if required. Other possible causes are ischemia and arthritis so if fracture is ruled out, you need to see rheumatologist...

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Normal EKG with NSR, Ischemia...what does that mean? Blood pressure: 107/70; 5'7" and weigh 166 lbs. No health problems of any kind; on no meds of any kind. This was on an EKG I had done for pre-op for a face lift next week.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
ECG can be false positive for ischemia

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mrs,

Rest ECG is not very specific for detecting ischemia, especially in women. Stress tests are more reliable. If you have no complaints, no other risk factors, it could be non specific change.
You can attach your ECG, so...

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info from doctor's reports from ischemic PET scan with stress test.
moderate to severe peri-infarction ischemia in the inferior wall and there is positive for the infarction of the inferior wall. moderate to severe defect that is reversible in the inferior wall and mild to moderate defect that is fixed in the inferior wall. would you please explain terms and condtions? having angiogram in a couple weeks. possible solutions? prognosis? thanks very much!

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!.
I read your query and understood your concerns.

The results show an inferior wall infarction (fixed mild to moderate feeling defect) an a reversible ischemia zone around the infarction area (moderate to sever reversible...

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Had severe chest pains in the middle of the night, sweating then chills, couldn't stand or lie down. Lasted 15- 20 minutes, felt like I was going to pass out. Finally got better, then had another episode about 15 minutes after the first. Was alone so I could not go to the ER. Should I go to ER or wait until tomorrow?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I would recommend going to the ER for some tests.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

I carefully passed through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to different causes:

- a gastro-esophageal reflux or esophageal spasms
- cardiac...

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My TMT is Mildly positive for ischemia with good exercise tolerance &Echo shows normal with LVEP-65%. what does it mean?. My age 59 years Male.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could mean there is compromise in blood flow.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

Echo and TMT are two different tests. An Echo looks into the structure and function of the heart at normal conditions. A normal ECHO means there is no...

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Hi. my wife's mri shows periventicular ischemic foci.
what does that mean

she is 33 yrs.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs to start on treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I am sorry to hear about your wife's periventricular ischemic changes at such young age.

This is area of brain which is having reduced blood supply leading to changes associated with reduced blood supply.

She needs to undergo detailed...

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Daughter had EKG during regular physical.
Sinus arrhythmia possible septal infarct QS in V1V2 minor inferior repolarization Disturbance, considered Ischemia, LV overload or a specific change flat or low negative T in AVI WITH negative T in lol. Very concerned. Next test scheduled in 3 weeks. Is this serious? Is 2 weeks to long to wait. She's 44 and has PD.
XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes you can wait.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Sinus arrhythmia means the normal increase in heart rate that occurs during inspiration. This is a natural response and is more accentuated in some adults. This condition does not require any treatment.

Other changes like Q in V1 and V2,...

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Severe calcification of aorta infranel abdominal and illiac vessels both legs...can you please advise what will be our options...can we take some sort of medication..is surgery mandatory..patient 79 yrs old mother..on zero medications at this moment.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A comrehensive follow up is mandatory for an optimal strategy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! I understand your concern. Severe calcification of aorta on that regions needs a comprehensive investigation of renal function, as well as detection of possible lower...

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Recently i have undergone TMT test, and the result is negative for myocardial ischemia at 78% THR What does it mean

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your heart function is good

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The tread mill test or TMT tests your heart function in stress condition. Running the tread mill is a physical exercise which...

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Hello. I had an ekg yesterday. Can you shed light on this.

sinus Rhythm
-Left atrial enlargement.
- Negative precordial T-waves -Probably normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Most probably normal ECG

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Most probably the ECG is normal, as such changes can be found in healthy young adults without any pathology, but for more precise answer I need to have a look on the ECG. There is an option to attach files in the website, so you can...

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Recent questions on  Ischemia

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I was just diagnosed with mild ischemia in the anterior front bottom feed heart muscle. I teach at a college and carry a heavy load of materials in a briefcase plus walk a good distance to classes. I have an appt. to prepare for an angiogram next week. Should I be concerned about going to work?

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I am suffering from CAD(TVD) and undergone ptca+stent to RCA EF is 45%. Jut now I have done TMT test and is shown mildly positive for reversible ischemia. Can I live a long life as I have not any problem or chest pain etc. I am doing my work easily and having sound sleep. Thanks , Tandon

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May I ask you What "Anoxia. cardiac arrest from circulatory failure due to severe acute internal haemorrhage;
Multiple rib fractures and pulmonary lacerations; trauma to the brain and brain stem;
ischemic heart disease. means to you . I am confused....

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I have a history of anxiety and Gerd. In XXXXXXX I went in hospital for rib pain They kept me and put me on a heart monitor witch was fine, ekg was normal, Eckocardiogram normal, they said I have costocondritis due to nothing showing up on xrays....

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I had an MRI done yesterday to rule out a neurological cause for persistent dysphagia, and my GP called with the results. The MRI found a 3mm nonspecific heterogeneous t2 signal in the pons. The report recommends a follow up MRI with contrast in...

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I have been diagnosed with very frequent premature ventricular complex. I have had 4 ECG all borderline or abnormal with different automated messages: 1. probable anteroseptal infarct old 2. negative T wave anterior 3. minimal ST depression . All...

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