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Angiogram Heart Test
I had an echo twice. A CT heart angiogram. Stress test. And a chest CT with double contrast.Could all of this miss a artery that is, blocked or partially blocked?Chest pain is bad so I am not sure why?
Highly doubtful: You have had many high tech procedures aimed at evaluating your chest pain: ct angiogram, stress test, and double contrast ct. If looking for a coronary artery obstruction, these should be sufficient. The likelihood of finding a blockage in a person this age range is already exceptionally low, for heart vessel blockages don't occur in this age gp. Must be some other process causing the pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 different exams: Angiogram involves injection intravenously of contrast and radiographic (x-ray imaging) of chambers of heart, coronary arteries, great vessels. Ct angiogram involves injection of contrast and cross sectional imaging of these cardiovascular structures. Myocardial perfusion scan involves injection of isotope that shows myocardium looking for perfusion defects, ischemia and infarct. ...Read more
Acute symptoms?: Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness,dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. Some heart attacks can be silent. Seek urgent medical evaluation if you think you may be having a heart attack. ...Read more
MI o phobia: Go see your physician and discuss your problem. Your physician can judge the best course of action to help you. ...Read more
After cytoxen have shortness of breath. Stress test showed areas of the heart with blood flow problems. Angiogram no blockages. Retaining fluid. Help?
Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?
Stress tests: Have higher false positive (and false negative) rate than we'd like to admit. Try getting a session of multifunction cardiogram instead. It is a very accurate stress, radiation and drug free heart test! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I repeatedly have sharp pains in lower jaw (no teeth). I've had every test for heart condition except angiogram. Also have panic disorder w/attacks.?
Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc
Not everyone needs: Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a coronary ct angiogram Done at mayo clinic in Arizona says I have 0 plaque is it very accurate? My heart rate was 50, how good is that test? Help.
Accurate: CT angio is accurate and your heart rate of 50 was really in the ideal range for the test. If you still have concerns may want to have a stress test that will show changes related to your heart related to higher work loads than at rest. Unless you have some familial lipid/cholesterol problems you are still fairly young to show plaques, though if you smoke you will accelerate their appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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