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How do doctors diagnose coronary artery disease?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Several ways
It is suspected by the symptoms typically pain in the chest on exertion.
An EKG can be done at rest or better still during exercise. Sometimes in addition some slightly radioactive material is injected and "pictures" are taken before and after the exercise. Dye can be injected directly into the coronary arteries to see if ane where they are blocked. Ct scans and mri's can also be used.

In brief: Several ways
It is suspected by the symptoms typically pain in the chest on exertion.
An EKG can be done at rest or better still during exercise. Sometimes in addition some slightly radioactive material is injected and "pictures" are taken before and after the exercise. Dye can be injected directly into the coronary arteries to see if ane where they are blocked. Ct scans and mri's can also be used.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Tests
Ekg, stress tests, coronary angiography ? While calcium scores are suggestive do not confuse them with being diagnostic.

In brief: Tests
Ekg, stress tests, coronary angiography ? While calcium scores are suggestive do not confuse them with being diagnostic.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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