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What is a "septal infarct age undetermined"? I am 70 with strong

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What is a "septal infarct age undetermined"? I am 70 with strong family hx of MI/death
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 4 years ago.
This means that you had an old AMI of the heart.

Often persons can have asymptomatic MI, with no or little symptoms, perhaps something that you just put down to a bout of acidity.

A part of the muscles of the wall was killed off, leaving a spot of non functioning area.

This is something that needs to be taken seriously.

Not that you are in acute danger, but early evaluation is essential.

I would suggest - prepone your appointment with your PCP.

Tests that are needed for you are - stress test, ECHO. These can evaluate the functioning of the heart.

Most likely since you do not have any symptoms of the heart, the functioning is not affected, but this needs to be checked for.

Consult your PCP and ask for these tests. Consider a cardiological consultation.

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