Conclusion Of Cardiac MSCT Scan Results?
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Your question is very specialized. For this reason, we strongly urge you to consult directly with a cardiologist to get more complete information.
Diagnosing disorders in organs, including the heart, today can be done using various modalities of examination, one of which is cardiac MSCT (multi-slice computed tomography). This examination can be performed to assess the function of the heart and coronary arteries in a non-invasive manner, using X-rays and a dye to present a 3-dimensional view of the heart and surrounding blood vessels. Through this examination can be assessed the presence of calcification (hardening due to calcium buildup) in the coronary arteries, heart valves, heart muscle, and heart wall in general. In addition, dysfunction and abnormalities of the heart chambers (such as dilation, thinning of the heart muscle, scar tissue, aneurysms, thrombus, or tumor) can also be detected through this examination. Cardiac MSCT can be done to evaluate sufferers of atypical chest pain, screening for people with low-moderate risk of coronary heart disease, pre-operative examinations, and so on. Ideally, cardiac MSCT examination results will be interpreted directly by a cardiologist by comparing them to the results of interviews, physical examinations, and other supporting tests.
Your test results show a moderate build-up of calcium and narrowing (stenosis) in the LAD (left descending artery). The LAD travels in the front interventricular area to the apex of the heart. These arteries supply the front of the heart as well as most of the left ventricle and left atrium. The buildup of calcium (calcium plaque) correlates with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, because when the plaque ruptures, a heart attack can occur. This heart attack can be characterized by several symptoms, such as:
A feeling of pressure from heavy objects, pain, such as squeezing, especially in the left chest area, can spread to the arms, neck, jaw, or back Nausea, a lump in the chest, heartburn, shortness of breath, cold sweat, fatigue, blurry vision, dizziness However, as explained above, the results of this examination need to be confirmed with the results of other examinations. Alternatively, as a follow-up to the results of cardiac MSCT examinations, the doctor will direct you to undergo other supporting tests, such as angiography, echocardiography, stress tests, cardiac catheterization, and so on. For that, please consult directly with a cardiologist who examines you regarding the next steps that must be taken.
The risk of coronary heart disease is often increased by smoking, obesity, a family history of heart attacks, lack of movement and exercise, stress, and the presence of other diseases, such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and so on. Therefore, in order to prevent worsening of the narrowing of the coronary arteries and reduce the risk of heart attack, you need to be more stringent in adopting a healthy lifestyle, including:
Avoid smoking Control blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels Routinely exercise 5 times a week, for example brisk walking, jogging, swimming. Maintain a healthy weight. Maintain a healthy diet, reduce saturated fat, trans fat, salt and cholesterol in your diet. Expand fish, nuts, vegetables and fruit. Control stress well Avoid alcohol Hope it helps ya ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah