Hello I have been following the thread by Del on Stress MRI Scan and I have a question on MRI v MPS ( Myocardial Profusion Scan ) I am on the waiting list for an MRI ( stress ) even though I have had an MPS (stress) and Angiogram. The reason for the MRI is to decide which artery to tackle my LAD or my RCA now having read the post about a profusion I think I may know the answer.
In a letter from Cardiology it says " from the MPS it reveals there is a total Perfusion Defect affecting 16% of the Myocardium 4 % is reversible and 12% is fixed.
So from that I assume that a Perfusion Defect is the Muscle (heart) isn't getting a blood supply to 16% and by opening the LAD and RCA the 4% will be able to contribute to the pumping action of the LV and easing my SOB and, out of the blue Angina discomfort. I may have that wrong, but think it's about correct !!
I have had 500mg of Amoxicllin added to my Daily Dolly Mixtures (thanks Michael )trying to rid me of a cough which would be not very good in the MRI scanner, and it's not very good for my wife's sleep either. Anyone else gone from MPS to MRI for further diagnosis ?? my EF is 37% and Heart Failure is Moderate to Severe which is inter changeable. I didn't know I knew so many TLAs LOL
regards Frank W