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Are blood tests, echocardiograms, ekgs, and x-rays used in combination, good ways to spot heart issues such as angina and artery problems?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: None of the tests will rule out heart disease with 100% certainty. Your effort should be to have a healthy diet, maintain healthy weight and exercise at least 150 minutes/week, to prevent heart disease. Visit this site of advice on nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
To diagnose angina: To diagnose angina and coronary artery blockages a careful history of the patients symptoms is important and, if suggestive, treadmill stress testing with or without nuclear study is performed. If results are abnormal, invasive testing by coronary angiography is the gold standard for documenting presence of significant coronary artery disease. Coronary artery calcification score isn't enough

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A 32-year-old male asked:

Are blood tests, holter, echocardiograms, EKGs, and X-rays used in combination, good ways to spot heart issues such as angina and artery problems?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: The tests will not rule out heart disease with certainty. You could prevent heart disease by having healthy diet, maintaining health weight and exercising 150 minutes/week. Visit this site for advice on nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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