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How do doctors test for coronary artery blockage?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience in Cardiology
Usually stress tests: Stress tests are used to see if an artery has severe blockage in it, which prevents adequate blood flow to the heart muscle to meet its energy needs. If abnormal, cardiac cath (i.e. "angiogram) is often needed to invasively image the arteries and see the extent of the problem.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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