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What is the diagnosis for coronary artery disease?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Various
If you're asking how CAD is diagnosed, there are actually many ways.
Direct testing can show it (ie stress test, calcium scan, catheterization). We also consider the presence of vascular disease elsewhere in the body to be equiv. To having cad. So if someone has blocked circulation in the legs, or a history of certain kinds of stroke, they'd be treated like they have cad. It's a systemic process.

In brief: Various
If you're asking how CAD is diagnosed, there are actually many ways.
Direct testing can show it (ie stress test, calcium scan, catheterization). We also consider the presence of vascular disease elsewhere in the body to be equiv. To having cad. So if someone has blocked circulation in the legs, or a history of certain kinds of stroke, they'd be treated like they have cad. It's a systemic process.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Cholesterol plaque
Build up in coronary arteries.

In brief: Cholesterol plaque
Build up in coronary arteries.
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Dr. Rick Koch
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