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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Several: First of all the history. Usually there is chest pain as the presenting symptom and the exact description of that pain is important. Does it occur during exertion? Then an EKG is done. Also an EKG with exertion or medication to stress the heart along with pictures of the heart. The final test would be to put some dye into the arteries to directly visualize a blockage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the most preferred and accurate test when it comes to diagnosing coronary artery disease for doctors?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
45y, f having rapid heartbeat and high BP sometimes, diagnosis unstable angina II b, in angiography test having mild coronary artery disease. Need advise?
Can echo test and ekg show coronary artery disease.if these test are normal what other heart disease are possible can you please list ?
The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, 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
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