I would try to get all the tests done. it is unfortunate the insurance will not cover it. but you could probably be set up on a payment plan at hosp
thank u for ur comment. i understandthis cta test is pretty new and considered experimental by some insurances,so i am hopin we can do another test that would give the same results .i don' t know what that is. i am waiting to hear back from my dr. to see what step we take now.
The usual procedure when there is thoracic blockage for a clear image of the heart is a tee test. It is an echo from behind the heart rather than the front and an echo will show in real time the flow of blood through the valves and back flow if any.
Mild MVR should not give a problem as you describe. A rapid heartbeat is a symptom of moderate to severe heart rate....what happens with significant MVR some blood fails to pumped into circulation with each stroke. To maintain adequate blood flow with a decrease in stroke volume is to increase the heart rate. The math for cardiac output is stroke volume times heart rate for one minute.
Frankly, I don't believe you have significant MVR because you should also have the symptoms of shortness of breath with exertion and muscle fatigue.