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What is a better test for coronary artery blockage.... a ccta ct heart of coronaries or a stress echo? is either 1 more accurate? both non invasive...

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Coronary: In general you get better info with CT at the expense of being exposed to a lot of X Ray radiation
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 29 years experience
Depends on reason you are doing the test; whether u r symptomatic or doing it to get a steep of the Union of your arteries, so to speak, to guide station therapy; last, CTA does not give any functional information, while stress echo gives physiologic info of CAD, if any.
Aug 11, 2015

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