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What are the tests for coronary artery disease?
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Actually, Few/None
Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of ability to detect disease earlier: 1.
Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms, 3. Evidence of symptoms & heart damage or, typically the latest to detect/recognize, 4. Stress tests. I rec. A better alternative: optimize driving factors.

In brief: Actually, Few/None
Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of ability to detect disease earlier: 1.
Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms, 3. Evidence of symptoms & heart damage or, typically the latest to detect/recognize, 4. Stress tests. I rec. A better alternative: optimize driving factors.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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