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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. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cholesterol

Lab tests do not detect impending heart disease.
The risk factors for atherosclerosis and vascular disease could serve as markers of risk for cardiac disease. Elevated cholesterol and ldl, low hdl, increases triglycrides are usual risk factors. Other risk factors that are not lab tests are hypertension, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, lack of physical activity. D-dimer will not help.

In brief: Cholesterol

Lab tests do not detect impending heart disease.
The risk factors for atherosclerosis and vascular disease could serve as markers of risk for cardiac disease. Elevated cholesterol and ldl, low hdl, increases triglycrides are usual risk factors. Other risk factors that are not lab tests are hypertension, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, lack of physical activity. D-dimer will not help.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: None

There are no blood tests that specifically show cad.
There are many tests, however, that act as markers for CAD - e.g. Cholesterol, crp. The d dimer is not used for CAD at all. It is a marker for inflammation, including possible thromboembolism.

In brief: None

There are no blood tests that specifically show cad.
There are many tests, however, that act as markers for CAD - e.g. Cholesterol, crp. The d dimer is not used for CAD at all. It is a marker for inflammation, including possible thromboembolism.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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