Lebanon, Missouri
A 36-year-old female asked:

What tests show plaque in your arteries of your heart? if my chest gets heavy during an argument could that be angina?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 43 years experience
Multiple: A CT scan, either for calcium score or angiogram will show calcified plaque non-invasively, a cardiac catheterization, or coronary angiogram will show soft or calcified plaque, but is an invasive test. A simpler test, such as a stress test, may be a good starting point. Check with your doc.
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