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Question:

What do results of Myocardial Nuclear Scan mean? 

In regards to a Nuclear Scan, please explain the following results:
1. Abnormal exam. Very small area (1-2 segments) in the mid-inferior wall, consistent with ischemia. No evidence of myocardial scar.
2. Left ventricular ejection fraction normal at 56%.  

submitted by Ronald from Port Angeles, Washington on 11/01/2012

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDThe test shows a possible area of decrease in blood flow on the bottom of the heart. This also could be a normal scan and over interpreted. The clinical situation would dictate any further testing. Good luck.   

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Updated November 2012
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