I recently had a nuclear stress test done after having some random chest pains and an abnormal regular stress test done. I got the results today and my follow up isn’t until Tuesday so I’m hoping someone can help me understand this better because google is scary.
A little background - I am a 34 year old female, slightly overweight, non smoker (but did smoke socially 10+ years ago) and I live an active lifestyle. I have anxiety but no other health problems. I’m adopted but the only family history I know is that there was heart disease (clogged arteries, heart attack, a triple bi-pass. I had an in depth lipid panel done which confirmed I have genetic factors that put me at high risk for heart disease.
Here are my test results -
Resting EKG: sinus tachycardia.
Stress EKG: No abnormal ST changes in response to stress
Exercise Tolerance: Good (8-10 METS)
Myocardial Perfusion Results:
Study Quality/Artifacts: Good quality study Breast attenuation
Extracardiac and incidental findings: None
Myocardial Perfusion:DHG MPI perfusion: A Small (SSS 4-8) sized perfusion
abnormality with mild reduction in counts with no wall thinning is seen in
the basal and mid anterior segments. Compared to rest images the defect
is mostly fixed. TID ratio .86.
Myocardial gating: Normal wall motion and thickening
Calculated Ejection Fraction: 71 %
Summed Stress Score: 2
Summed Rest Score: 2
Summed Difference Score: 0
Probably normal stress test
The calculated ejection fraction was 71
So, at the top of all this, it says “results are expected for this patient. Continue current therapy. No changes.” Those don’t seem like normal results to me. Can anyone help me understand all those physicians findings? Thank you!