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A 44-year-old male asked:

what kind of exam do i have to get to check my heart arteries if they are not clogged. .

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Various choices.: If you know your arteries are not clogged, they don't really need checking. If you are having no symptoms, but want to know if there is early plaque, a ct calcium score is sensitive for this. If you are having chest pain and you and symptoms are not high risk, a stress test can help sort it out. A ct coronary angio would give more detail about the degree of blockage. Cardiac cath (cont).
Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
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cardiac cath is the gold standard with the most absolute detail about degree of narrowing, but is an invasive test. Talk to your doc about your concerns, and what might be the best test for you.
Oct 21, 2013

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