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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  

Neil E. Strickman, MDThe 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
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