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Reneeb0813 posted:
My boss went to the doctor and had some tests done. When she went back to get find out what her tests results were they said she had Meminal Hypokinesia. Would you please tell me what the disease is and what they usally do for treatment. Thank You, Renee Beavers
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi Renee:

Meminal?

You mean minimal.

Hypokinesia or hypokinesis = low motion, low [heart> wall motion.

Hypokinesis can occur due to conditions such as cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease), and heart failure, with or without the occurrence of a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI).

Treatments can include prescription drug-therapy, catheter-based and surgical-based procedures.

Best of luck to your boss.

Take care

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Tess0711 responded:
Just recently I was diagnosed with Mild hypokinesia of anterior interventicular septum from midsegment to apex. I have no chest pains and my ECG is normal. I will undergo myocardial perfusion Imaging to confim. if the 2D echo with doppler is correct. I am still single, 47years old and a non-smoker but we have history of heart problem because my father got it and died with MI. Is it still curable? What type of medicine is best for this case? What should i avoid?

thanks for your response.
 
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi:

Kudos for being a non-smoker.

If it is still curable/reversible depends on the actual cause. Causes of hypokinesis (hypokinesia, low wall motion) includes cardiac or myocardial ischemia (an inadequate amount of blood flow going to an area of the heart muscle/myocardium, because of one or more narrowed coronary arteries, due to coronary artery disease), heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI), or cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease, which typically leads to heart failure).

The best type (and dosage) of medicine will ultimately depend on the individualized patient's response to it.

Take it easy for the time being, and always communicate/interact well with your doctors. Best of luck with your myocardial perfusion imaging test, and down the road of life.

Take care

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