Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease


A significant narrowing in your coronary arteries (the arteries supplying blood to your heart), also known as obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), causes a decrease in blood flow resulting in associated symptoms like chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or heartburn.

If you have symptoms suggestive of CAD, it's important to see your doctor so that he or she can determine the likelihood that you may have a significant narrowing in your coronary arteries. Severe narrowing or complete blockage of the coronary vessels can lead to a heart attack or even death. Symptoms of CAD may include typical symptoms such as chest discomfort, tightness pain or pressure or shortness of breath. The more atypical symptoms can include things such as tightness or pressure in the jaw, shoulder, back or arm, nausea, vomiting, or heart palpitations.

Diagnosing CAD is crucial so treatment can begin. Please take the below survey about diagnostic options for CAD.

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