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Cardiology Resubmit #: does a CTA-radiation and dye exam of the heart raise the heart rate to its maximum level like a stress threadmill exam would?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, CTA actually looks at heart artery itself (structure of heart at rest).
Treadmill Stress increases heart rate to see if there is compromise to blood flow to the heart.

In brief: No

No, CTA actually looks at heart artery itself (structure of heart at rest).
Treadmill Stress increases heart rate to see if there is compromise to blood flow to the heart.
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
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Dr. Frank Amico
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

No, in fact you want the heart to be slower when undergoing a CTA.
It allows better visualization of the coronary arteries.

In brief: No

No, in fact you want the heart to be slower when undergoing a CTA.
It allows better visualization of the coronary arteries.
Dr. Frank Amico
Dr. Frank Amico
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: No

Not at all. In fact the patient may receive medications to slow down the heart.
Slower heart rates result in more accurate imaging.

In brief: No

Not at all. In fact the patient may receive medications to slow down the heart.
Slower heart rates result in more accurate imaging.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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