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Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease

How is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Diagnosed?

Your cardiologist (heart doctor) can tell if you have coronary artery disease by

  • talking to you about your symptoms, medical history, and risk factors
  • performing a physical exam
  • performing diagnostic tests

Diagnostic tests help your doctor evaluate the extent of your coronary heart disease, its effect on the function of your heart, and the best form of treatment for you. They may include:

Other diagnostic tests may include:

Tests used to predict increased risk for coronary artery disease include: C-reactive protein (CRP), complete lipid profile and calcium score screening heart scan.

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Reviewed: 01/10

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