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Can computed tomography angiography show heart problems right?

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In brief: It depends

On regular contrast-enhanced ct exams, cardiac abnormalities including masses or thrombus can be detected, but little information regarding the coronary arteries can be obtained.
On a dedicated coronary ct exam with contrast (ekg gated), the coronary arteries can be evaluated for narrowing or blockages. This is usually not possible on regular ct exams due to motion.

In brief: It depends

On regular contrast-enhanced ct exams, cardiac abnormalities including masses or thrombus can be detected, but little information regarding the coronary arteries can be obtained.
On a dedicated coronary ct exam with contrast (ekg gated), the coronary arteries can be evaluated for narrowing or blockages. This is usually not possible on regular ct exams due to motion.
Dr. Constantine Raptis
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: CTA

Ct angiography can show some cardiac abnormalities.
Like all tests it isn't good for everything and will miss those 'problems' that it doesn't image.

In brief: CTA

Ct angiography can show some cardiac abnormalities.
Like all tests it isn't good for everything and will miss those 'problems' that it doesn't image.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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