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Atherosclerosis tests
Atherosclerosis

Tests could include:

  • A CT scan is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of the body. Learn why a CT scan is performed and what to expect during a CT scan.
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  • Magnetic resonance angiography allows your doctor to view the condition of your blood vessels. Learn more about when it's used.
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  • During an extremity arteriography, your doctor injects dye into an artery in your hand, arm, leg, or foot. They then take an X-ray.
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  • An arteriogram allows your doctor to observe the flow of blood through your arteries and see any blockages. Find out what to expect.
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  • Until recently, angiography was the best method for assessing blood vessel function. This procedure involves injecting a contrast agent into the blood and using an X-ray to determine if a blood vessel is working properly. Improvements in blood ves...
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  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
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  • A Doppler ultrasound exam measures blood flow through your arteries and veins. Find information on what to expect during the test and what the results mean.
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  • An electrocardiogram is a painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Your doctor may order this test if they think you have a heart problem.
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  • An exercise stress test is used to learn how well your heart responds when it is working hard. You will be asked to exercise while hooked up to an EKG machine.
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  • A complete cholesterol test finds the amount of "good" and "bad" cholesterol and the level of triglycerides in your blood. Learn what the results mean.
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