I'm new here, i ended up seeing a cardiologist as my heart rate is quite high and sometimes I have a dull pain on my chest, mostly when i am stressed.
When I saw the cardiologist she ordered a CT scan for me, she said within 3 weeks I should expect an appointment. Well, 3 weeks became 11 weeks unfortunately.
Anyway, In my information letter it said they would first do a CT scan without dye and after the radiologist checked those images they would do a CT scan with dye.
Yesterday I had the CT scan, after the first round i had to wait on the bed for around 5 minutes, the nurse came back in and said they have all the information they need and they won't do the CT scan with dye, I can go home now.
I was a bit surprised as how can they see if i have any blocked arteries without the dye? I remember reading about calcium and if it's too high they can't use the dye. I asked her about it and she said there was some calcium but then again, lots of people have calcium she said.
A full report will be send to the cardiologist and they will decide if i need more tests, she mentioned the angiogram but said it's 50/50 , you might have no test or you might have another test.
Well, this hasn't reassured me at all. I find it all so stressful, they just send you away without any good information. Off course I have read now on this website that i might have a really high calcium score, but then again i might not, but then i ask myself, why did they not continue with the CT scan with dye? The only reason I can think of is the high calcium score.
All these questions drive me mad. I just would like some answers. But no idea how long i have to wait and what i am waiting for.
Thank you for reading.