Diagnostic Tests for Atherosclerosis


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Diagnostic Test list for Atherosclerosis: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Atherosclerosis includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Atherosclerosis: If you don't have any symptoms and have not been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, it is not easy to tell if your arteries are becoming clogged with plaque. But if you have high blood cholesterol, are overweight and get little exercise, smoke, or have other risk factors, there is a good chance that you have atherosclerosis. Eventually it can lead to heart disease, a stroke or other problems.

There are a number of tests that doctors use in diagnosing cardiovascular diseases, including blood tests, electrocardiograms (ECG), stress testing, coronary angiography, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT). If you are at high risk for cardiovascular disease, your health care provider may suggest that you be tested. 1

Diagnosis of Atherosclerosis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis of Atherosclerosis:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from ATHEROSCLEROSIS: NWHIC

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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