A 59-year-old female asked:
had ct angiogram w contrast. now card wants nuc stress test. nurse said the pulm ordered cta and just lungs looked at. doesn't cta look at heart too?
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Dr. Mathew Chengot answered
42 years experience Cardiology
May be: The pul, doc ,if looking for pulmonary embolism it may not help but can see calcification on-the coronary artery if not a dedicated CTA for coronary calcium score it is not adequate and also this doesn't give a accurate status of stenosis . Stress test is the best option.a calcium score by itself shows there is coronary atherosclerosis not severity of disease
Answered on Dec 1, 2014
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