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Have test report. Can any online doctor help? What is Angio CT Scan?

Hi, I am Ajay Kumar Singh age 52 yrs male from India, height 176cms, weight 97 Kg, TMT conducted on 07.10.2013, protocol BRUCE, I exercised for 7:58 mts, achieving a work level of Max METS: 10.00. The resting heart rate of 68 bpm rose to a maximal heart rate of 166 bpm. This value represents 98% of the maximal, age-predicted heart rate. The resting blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg, rose to a maximum blood pressure of 160/90 mmHg. The exercise test was stopped due to ST-T Changes. Interpretation: Summary : Resting ECG : abnormal. Functional Capacity: Normal HR Response to Exercise: Approprate BP Response to Exercise : normal resting BP- appropriate response. Chest pain: none. Arrhythmias : none. ST Changes : Depression downsloping. Overall impression : Mildly Positive stress test. Hb 14.20 gm/dl FBS 101 mg/dl HBsAg - Non reactive HIV - Negative. Doctor advice further test as Angio CT Scan. What is Angio CT Scan?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Hi,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,

I have gone through all the details provided by you, Your Treadmill test is positive on ECG changes criteria.

CT angiography is advised to know the exact coronary anatomy and presence of blockage in any coronary artery.

CT angiograms will expose you to a small amount of radiation.
This is non invasive test unlike routine catheter angiography.

A computerized tomography (CT) coronary angiogram is an imaging test to look at the arteries that supply your heart muscle with blood(Coronary arteries).

Your treadmill is mildly positive and it is unlikely that significant blockage will be detected hence CT Angio is advised.If there are no blockages in coronary arteries then only medical treatment is required.

In case coronary blockages are detected then conventional angiography with angioplasty would be required.
Hope this clears your doubts.
Take care
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.

Answered: Wed, 30 Oct 2013
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