What is a good test for heart disease?

Cardiac testing. There are lots of 'good tests', we choose by what we need to know. ECG gives us general rate, rhythm and some other info. Echocardiography shows anatomy, physiology and some other info. Nuclear imaging can show anatomy, some physiology and other info. Radiographic angiograpy is very important for coronary anatomy. There are plenty of other 'good tests' too.

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What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I get heart disease early.

Can't give you a % BUT your risk is definitely increased significantly compared with a premenopausal woman, nonsmoker and with "all good tests". Tobacco is toxic to endothelium of all internal organs and cessation is highly recommended. Seriously consider it and even your lung function can normalise after 1 year of quitting tobacco. Numerous health benefits. Read more...
Many variables/Study. https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1508358 for background. Beyond lipoprotens (optimal LDL <700 nmol/L & Large-HDL >9 ?mol/L), blood glucose (optimal HbA1c <5.0%), Systolic BP (optimal <120 mmHg), smoking remains 1 on the main drivers of more rapid progression of arterial disease. At the same time, there are so many unquantifiable individual variables, no way to estimate individual rate. Read more...

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...

Should everyone have a stress test and how long are test like stress, echocardiograms and angiograms good for? I had this complete work-up in 2008 and the impression was no visible coronary heart disease. Yet said the patient does have diastolic dysfunc

Not everyone needs. Stress test echocardiograms and angiograms give a lot of information but do not predict everybody who goes on to have disease. Not everyone has a gradual reduction in vessel size. Some people will form a clot that can occurr in minutes leading to heart attack. Keep cholesterol's under control, blood pressure monitored, diabetes treated, don't smoke and keep your weight down and should be ok. Read more...
Not everyone needs a. Stress test. Generally only people with symptoms need stress tests, except in certain situations such as pre-operatively. Most people benefit from risk factor modification such as diet, exercise, smoking cessation. Read more...

What is good nutrition for heart disease?

Nutrition. The two main diets that have scientific evidence are the mediteranian diet and dr. Dean ornish's program. Read more...

Besides green leafy vegetables what else is good to have in your diet to reduce your risk of heart disease?

Fruit, fiber, etc. This answer has somewhat changed over time, but many health professionals agree that a diet with many vegetables, high fiber foods like wheat bread, beans, etc., and healthy meats like chicken and fish are the staples of a good diet to reduce risk of heart disease. Fish are especially good due to their omega3-fatty acids. A glass of wine per day has also been agreed upon to be helpful. Read more...