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A 22-year-old female asked:

How sensitive is a cardiac mra scan in comparison to an angiogram in a slightly over weight 22 year old female with chest pain?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Not valuable: Cardiac MRA is valuable for cardiac chambers, volumes, and shunts but for visualizing the coronary arteries, the test you want is a cardiac CT angiogram which has better temporal resolution. Understand: unless you have diabetes or use cocaine, the incidence of coronary disease in a 22 yo female is
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