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What can a regular chest ct scan reveal about the heart if anything? Normal EKG/Echo/C-X-ray but I'm having ct scan in few days bc of ongoing chest pn

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Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
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It will show heart structure and function, but you are too young for it to show early coronary disease, which would be very unusual at ur age, unless u have a family hx of very premature cor disease.
The tests u had pretty much evaluated everything. Since ur symptom is chest pain a regular stress test may be even more helpful than the chest CT, especially if it is a NON contrast CT. Good luck.

In brief: Dome help

It will show heart structure and function, but you are too young for it to show early coronary disease, which would be very unusual at ur age, unless u have a family hx of very premature cor disease.
The tests u had pretty much evaluated everything. Since ur symptom is chest pain a regular stress test may be even more helpful than the chest CT, especially if it is a NON contrast CT. Good luck.
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Dr. Mary David
The CT will primarily look for non-cardiac causes of chest pain. Since your other tests were all normal.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
I hope you had a good history and physical, they usually point to the probable cause or possibilities.
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