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What does interval development of a small, reversible defect in the inferoapical wall mean?
What does interval development of a small, reversible defect in the inferoapical wall mean? And should an angio cardiac catheterization be done?
submitted by Connie from San Jose, California on 1/15/2012
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD
The information provided is non-specific. Interval development means having occurred when compared with the last test result. Reversible means that there could be a narrowing of the artery leading to the wall of the heart involved (inferoapical indicates a specific area of the heart muscle). As to whether an angiogram is needed is not solely dependent upon a test result. The cardiologist will take all of the data into consideration about the patient and come up with a game plan/recommendation. Good luck.
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Updated January 2012