Is it possible to have a a heart attack and suffered heart damage with normal coranary cta scan?

Look at risk factors. There are many causes of heart trouble w/ normal coronaries. Stress can cause takutsubo syndrome, atypical angina is chest pain that appears at rest rather than with exertion, Cocaine can cause blood vessel constriction in normal coronaries, smoking or other conditions may contribute to extraordinary vessel constriction that causes heart muscle damage. It's not just diabetes, age, and cholesterol!
Yes but unlikely. No test is 100% perfect. If this is about you, given you are 18 with almost no risk factors then it's almost impossible to be at high risk. Even for others, a negative coronary cta scan can be very helpful towards showing things are good!

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I had a coronary cta and calcium score that was normal 6 months ago. I do have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome but does the cta prove no heart attack?

CTA and heart attack. A cta does not prove one has had a heart attack (mi). It onlyshows the anatomy of the coronary arteries. If they are diseased, you are more prone to developing a mi. Ekg's can show the presence of an acute mi or an old one. At age 18, you are a bit you to have a cta. What was your physician (p) thinking when the p ordered the study? Read more...

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Risk factors. A lot depends on your risk factors and what you do about them. High blood pressure, diabetes, high LDL cholesterol, obesity, smoking are modifiable, meaning get them all normal, stop smoking and you've decreased your risk. Can't change your family history, but you can optimize your health. See your doctor for a complete exam and labs and work with him/her to decrease your risks. Read more...

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How serious are coronary spasm? Is this different than a heart attack?

Variable course. If you have all the tests done and the cardiologist decided that you have variant/prinzmetal angina , you are prone to have a variable course. Generally you have good prognosis if they did not find any lesions on the cath. Recurrent chest pain and very rarely mi/ arrhythmia can occur. Read more...

Do you have to be diag first with coronary atherscherososis from smoking or any other risk factor to have a heart attack are there tests? Any age?

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