Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is A Treadmill Test Accurate Enough To Rule Out Possible Coronary Artery Disease

Share
1

1
Is a treadmill test accurate enough to rule out possible coronary artery disease?

Is a treadmill test accurate enough to rule out possible coronary artery disease?

No: Stress tests, like a treadmill, only check for coronary artery disease (CAD) that is significant enough to cause low blood flow into a part of the heart, which will show ECG changes or show decreased movement on an echocardiogram. But milder CAD will not be ruled out by treadmill test. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Rick Koch
2,464 doctors shared insights

Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


2

2
Is treadmill test good enough to rule out possible coronary artery and heart disease?

Is treadmill test good enough to rule out possible coronary artery and heart disease?

No: Many times in medicine a single test cannot be counted on to rule out disease completely. Even though stress testing is a very good test to evaluate the blood flow to the heart, it is only one piece of the diagnostic puzzle and sometimes a cardiac catheterization is needed to better decide if there is a problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Is an exercise stress test safe if I have coronary artery disease?

Is an exercise stress test safe if I have coronary artery disease?

Yes: The risk of of a serious complication during stress testing is 1 in 10, 000. Patients with frequent and ongoing chest discomfort or aortic stenosis may not be candidates for stress testing as their risk is higher. ...Read more

7

7
Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Stress test is good.: Stress test is designed to detect coronary artery disease. It is not a perfect test, but very good. If you have a normal test you are very unlikely to have any significant fixed blockage of any coronary artery. Blockage is not due to high LDL or low HDL - there are associations, but causality is another story. ...Read more

8

8
45y, f having rapid heartbeat and high BP sometimes, diagnosis unstable angina II b, in angiography test having mild coronary artery disease. Need advise?

45y, f having rapid heartbeat and high BP sometimes, diagnosis unstable angina II b, in angiography test having mild coronary artery disease. Need advise?

Medical treatment : Without significant blockages on catheterization you would fall into a category of medical treatment for your heart problem. This means medication, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, diabetes control, high cholesterol treatment, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Coronary CT: Calcium score CT doesn't rule out atherosclerosis or chance of heart attack. With that said the more calcium the more volume of plaque both calcified and noncalcified. The test can help when the need for drug therapy isn't clear. ...Read more

10

10
What are the tests for coronary artery disease?

What are the tests for coronary artery disease?

Several test.: There are several tests for coronary artery disease. A thorough history and physical exam, ekg, ct scan, nuclear studies are all helpful but the best test is a cardiac catheterization. The cardiologist will place a small catheter through a groin vessel up to the heart and inject a special dye into the coronary arteries. The pictures will show if there are any blockages or not. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Olav Jaren
1 doctor shared a insight

Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
2 doctors shared insights

Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more