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Is my situation dangerous when results of a gamma study and heart cath are quite different?

If you will be so kind as to reply. A study with gamma rays detected I have ischemia of low grade affecting the coronary artery. Due to that study, I had a catheterization just yesterday.  Nevertheless the doctors found no artery blocked, just the blood flowing slowly through different sections of the heart. I want to ask you:  Having seen similar cases, do you consider the situation dangerous?  Do I need another study to determine the cause? If yes, which one? What do you recommend for me to do? Thank you very much in advance.

submitted by Rosendo from Mexico City, Mexico on 11/8/2012

Answer:

Roberto Lufschanowski, MDby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Roberto Lufschanowski, MD  

Dear Rosendo, What you describe most likely is a false positive stress test and your prognosis should be very good.  

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