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A 26-year-old female asked:

Chest pain for weeks following infection. all tests normal except some nodules <7mm. did chest ct look at heart already, or need a separate test?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
The heart: is included in the chest CT but the only information of any use is CORONARY CALCIFICATIONS ( VERY UNLIKELY at your age!) The chest pain remains unexpla1ned and probably NOT related to your infection EXCEPT ...COUGHING..and pulling some INTERCOSTAL muscles...very common in upper respiratory viral infections...this would not "show" on CT scans! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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