Caring for Your Heart, Saving Your Life!

Diagnostic Tests for Coronary Heart Disease

 

Coronary Heart Disease

    a result of fatty digest buildup in your arteries, which blocks blood flow and increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes

      can weaken the heart muscle and contribute to heart failure and arrhythmias

      the most common type of heart disease and cause of heart attacks

      the risk of developing the disease increases with age, more males are affected than females

      the No. 1 killer in most developed countries

 

Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease                              

pain, pressure, discomfort in the center of the chest / shortness of breath / racing or uneven heartbeat / dizzy or lightheaded / nausea or vomiting / sweating or cold and clammy skin

 

Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease

      Hypertension

      Tobacco use

      Raised blood glucose (diabetes)

      Physical inactivity

      Unhealthy diet

      Elevated Cholesterol/lipids

     Overweight and obesity

      Getting old

      Family history of heart disease

 

How is Coronary Heart Disease Diagnosed?

Your doctor can tell if you have coronary heart disease by:

      Talking to you about your symptoms, medical history, and risk factors.

      Performing a physical exam.

      Performing diagnostic tests, including an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), exercise stress tests, echocardiograms, electron beam (ultrafast) CT scans, cardiac catheterization, and others. These 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.

If you have symptoms or risk factors of Coronary Heart Disease, consult our doctors AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!


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