Coronary Heart Disease testsCoronary Heart Disease
Tests could include:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- History and Physical Exam
- Coronary Artery Disease Lipid Profile
- Cardiac Echo
- Exercise Stress Test
- Stress Test Electrocardiogram
- Holter Monitoring
- Computed Tomography (CT) of Heart
- Coronary Angiography
- Stress Echocardiography
- Electron Beam Computed Tomography
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Cardiovascular Stress Test
- Magnetic resonance imaging angiography of coronary arteries (procedure)
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by an electrical signal that starts at the top of your heart and travels to the bottom. Hear...
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of a heart, allowing a doctor to monitor how the heart and its valves are functioning. An echocardiogram, or "echo," can help spot blood clots, fluid in the sac around the he...
An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercise-typically on a treadmill-while you are hooked up to an electrocardiogram (EKG). T...
A Holter monitor is a small of portable, battery-powered medical device that measures the heart's activity such as rate and rhythm). This testing is ordered when your doctor needs more information about the functioning of your heart than a routine...
A computed tomography scan-commonly called a CT scan-is a test that uses X-rays to view your heart and blood vessels. These scans use safe amounts of radiation to create detailed images of the body, which can help your doctor to detect any problem...
A coronary angiography is a test to determine blockage in a coronary artery. During the coronary angiography, a contrast dye is injected into the arteries through a catheter (thin, plastic tube), while a doctor watches how blood flows through the ...
Stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure used to determine how well your heart and blood vessels are working. You will be asked to exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike while doctors ...
Cardiac catheterization is a hospital procedure used to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions. In the procedure, a long narrow catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in the groin, neck, or arm. This tube threads through...
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...