A 50-year-old member asked:
what tests are available to diagnose coronary artery blockage?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Jost answered
35 years experience Cardiology
Several: If a cardiologist suspects coronary artery blockage the first step will be a very complete history. A nuclear stress test is a common diagnostic test and cardiac ct angiograms are becoming more common. The next step is usually a diagnostic cardiac catheterizaiton. Also since approximately 80% of coronary artery disease, cad, patients have peripheral vascular disease, pvd, that will need eval to.
Answered on Mar 7, 2015
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