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Could a cta chest scan with IV contrast detect problems with the heart?

Not best. Test for heart but sometimes we see things like coronary artery disease and large atrial septal defects. Aortic valve disease can sometimes be seen. Best to have appropriate test for the portion of the heart your doc is worried about. Read more...

How can you tell the difference between anxiety chest pains and heart problems for a heavy drinker?

Formal Evaluation. The problem is that heavy alcohol use may result in many real problems that may be manifested in many ways, some of which may be ostensibly cardiovascular (including chest pain). Anxiety can be seen in heavy drinkers for a variety of reasons as well. Since one cannot reliably determine is any symptoms are psychological versus physical, a formal cardiac evaluation would be prudent. Read more...

I had a chesct scan a couple of months ago I'm now having pains in my chest would the CT scan have picked up any heart problems?

Not necessarily. There are different types of chest ct scans that focus on different areas of interest. Most chest ct scans are done looking at he lungs for symptoms such as a chronic cough or coughing up blood. Other ct scans look at the major blood vessels in the chest such as the aorta, while the newest type, a coronary ct angiogram specifically looks for coronary artery blockages that can cause a heart attack. Read more...