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What blood tests will detect coronary heart disease/ heart artery build up? Any tests? Would the d dimer test show?
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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: No lab tests
Coronary artery disease is mainly diagnosed by assessing one's.
Cardiovascular risk as well as sorting out various symptoms. Lab tests to help here would be a full lipid panel as well as a CRP which is a marker of inflammation. These do not detect plaque but do help i risk analysis. D-dimmer is used for venous disease ie blood clots in legs or lungs.

In brief: No lab tests
Coronary artery disease is mainly diagnosed by assessing one's.
Cardiovascular risk as well as sorting out various symptoms. Lab tests to help here would be a full lipid panel as well as a CRP which is a marker of inflammation. These do not detect plaque but do help i risk analysis. D-dimmer is used for venous disease ie blood clots in legs or lungs.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Arteriograpy, Stress
An exercise stress test with ECG monitoring is a great initrial test to check for symptoms like chest pain and signs like st segment changes.
The definitive test is coronary arteriography, which can visualize the inside of the arteries and detect atherosclerosis. A d-dimer test shows the presence of fibrin degradation products, indicative of a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

In brief: Arteriograpy, Stress
An exercise stress test with ECG monitoring is a great initrial test to check for symptoms like chest pain and signs like st segment changes.
The definitive test is coronary arteriography, which can visualize the inside of the arteries and detect atherosclerosis. A d-dimer test shows the presence of fibrin degradation products, indicative of a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
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