Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease
To begin diagnosing coronary artery disease, a doctor must ask their patient about their medical history, conduct a physical exam, and order some blood tests. However, many other tests can be performed to diagnose the condition accurately.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) may be utilized to record the electrical signals as they travel through the heart. The ECG can reveal previous heart attacks and discover one that is in progress. A computerized tomography (CT) scan can determine whether there are calcium deposits in the arteries that contribute to the narrowing of them. Some other tests may include a cardiac catheterization or angiogram, an echocardiogram, and a stress test.
Now that you know how coronary artery disease is diagnosed continue reading to learn how it can be treated.