EKG showed 'hardening' of heart muscle. Just had a SV Ischemia show on CT scan. Is this connected? Does Arrythmia cause the hardening?

Not sure . Not sure how an ECG can show hardening of heart muscle. It could show signs that may be related to previous damage of heart muscle. Damage of heart muscle can cause arrhythmia. Most arrhythmias, unless left uncontrolled for long periods of time do dot cause heart damage. .

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Ekg normal. Shows sinus tachycardia. Blood work good. Chest xray and CT scan (angiography) all good. Is it safe to say nothing is wrong with my heart?

Tachycardia. Hello, it is good that your studies are good but tachycardia by definition means that your heart is beating too fast. Stimulants such as caffeine can cause the heart to beat faster. If your heart is beating too fast, too much wear on this important muscle will occur. Read more...

Coronary ischemia effects? Do a few heart muscle cells die each time you have angina?

Depends. You can think of angina as similar to the muscle "burn" you feel after prolonged exercise. When the amount of blood flow is not enough to clear the "lactic acid" that is produced with muscular activity there is a burning sensation. If the insufficient blood flow (and oxygen) remains there can be tissue damage and even death. If you are experiencing angina you need to get checked asap. Read more...
Not necessarily. Angina is a symptom of chest discomfort. Heart cells die only when the blood supply to the heart is stopped for at least 20 minutes. Angina may occur with no stoppage of blood to the heart, or it may occur in the presence of a damaging heart attack, known as myocardial infarction. Read more...

What is the best imaging technology for measuring damage to the heart muscle and vasculature. CT or MRI?

Many different tests. You need a good physician to check and guide you in case you have vascular(Coronary artery disease).
If you have risk factors for heart disease(such as smoking, high BP, diabetes or high cholesterol), then a stress test or nuclear stress test is best test. CT scan has some but limited value(to detect Coronary calcium). Echocardiogram is the best test to check the damage to the heart muscle. Read more...

Trouble breathing in and chest pressure. Last ekg and echo over a year ago. Recent chest xray and cat scan shows heart is fine. 20 years old.

Detailed history. It sounds like you have a complex situation and have already had extensive testing. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through all the details, which is what a doctor would need to be able to help. You might consider a second opinion inbox consult here on HealthTap where you can share the records of your tests and have then reviewed. Possible causes include asthma. . Read more...

I've had a fast heart rate recently. Been seen 2 times at the ER. EKG and CT scan both come back normal. But the fast heart rate continues. Causes?

High heart rate. Without lots of information about you, can't guess. Lots of things will normally increase heart rate and lots of abnormal things will increase heart rate. If you're concerned, see your doctor for a history and exam and see if it can be figured out. Among the things that cause high heart rate are hyperthyroid, hypercatechol state, anemia and hypovolemia but there are lots of others. Read more...