A member asked:

Want to get complete picture of heart health, but am concerned with radiation from some tests. any suggestions?

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Many Options: Angiography, nuclear stress test, coronary calcium screen, or cardiac ct angiography involve some radiation. Echocardiogram- great for heart structure/function/valves. Treadmill stress test- good for functional capacity, prognosis. Holter - heart rhythm problems. Mri- great; limited availability a coronary calcium scan does have low radiation, but can be helpful in for presence of atherosclerosis.

Answered 9/18/2013



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