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Is inducible ischemia treatable?

Dear Dr., I am 61 years old and diagnosed after [treadmill stress test]: Positive strongly for inducible ischemia. Kindly guide me what treatment I have to take and is this curable? I am from India and thanks in advance for your medical advice.

submitted by Chander from India on 11/19/2012


Atasu K. Nayak, MDby Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Atasu Nayak, MD    

Thanks for the question.The treadmill stress test which is positive for ischemia in the heart suggests that you might have blockage in the coronary arteries.
Please see your cardiologist. Further tests including a coronary angiogram may confirm or exclude coronary artery disease. If blockages are present, treatments include angioplasty, medication or bypass surgery.
This condition is treatable. Treatment depends on your angiogram and your cardiologist’s advice. 

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Updated December 2012
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