What is a Cardiac CCTA-calcium Scoring only Test for? Chest pain all day, light headed, dizzy.

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I am 73 yrs. Old. I was hospitalized for chest pain,and Afib for 6 days.  They did a complete cardiac work-up with a chemically induced stress test. Somedays I have chest pain all day. Other days I am light-headed,dizzy, and feel chest pain.

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Hi. Cardiac CT for calcium scoring is a convenient and noninvasive way of evaluating whether you may be at increased risk for a heart attack. The exam takes little time, causes no pain, and does not require injection of contrast material.

Given your history, it may be caused by coronary stenosis. CCTA-calcium Scoring can be used to evaluate the degree of cardiovascular stenosis and determine the etiology of atrial fibrillation, chest pain and dizziness.