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How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: After Ds is Advanced

Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of ?ing ability to detect disease: 1.
Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms or ct, 3. Symptoms & evidence of heart damage; typically the last detected/recognized 4. Stress tests. | for a better alternative: optimize the driving factors.

In brief: After Ds is Advanced

Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of ?ing ability to detect disease: 1.
Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms or ct, 3. Symptoms & evidence of heart damage; typically the last detected/recognized 4. Stress tests. | for a better alternative: optimize the driving factors.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Imaging

There are many imaging modalities that investigate the degree to which the coronaries are diseased.
Most adults have a degree of coronary artery disease; the question is the severity. The best means of detection of the severity of coronary artery disease is a functional test such as stress test combined with imaging. The imaging can be nuclear, echo, mri, and pet.

In brief: Imaging

There are many imaging modalities that investigate the degree to which the coronaries are diseased.
Most adults have a degree of coronary artery disease; the question is the severity. The best means of detection of the severity of coronary artery disease is a functional test such as stress test combined with imaging. The imaging can be nuclear, echo, mri, and pet.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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