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Are there tests for plaque size?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Coronary Calcium....

The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless.

In brief: Coronary Calcium....

The best non-invasive test for measuring the amount of heart disease and consequently estimating an individual's risk is a coronary calcium score performed on a ct scanner. This test should be used in women over 50 and men over 40 with at least 1 CAD risk factor. Talk to your doctor. It is inexpensive, non-invasive and painless.
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Tests for plaque

The degree of plaque formation can be estimated by coronary angiogram via cardiac catheterization, duplex ultrasound for carotid and peripheral arteries, intravascular ultrasound, ct scan or mri.

In brief: Tests for plaque

The degree of plaque formation can be estimated by coronary angiogram via cardiac catheterization, duplex ultrasound for carotid and peripheral arteries, intravascular ultrasound, ct scan or mri.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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