CHD – Diagnosis

Coronary Heart Disease – Diagnosis

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Coronary Heart Disease – Diagnosis

How is coronary heart disease diagnosed?

Diagnosis of Coronary heart disease or CHD requires a review of your medical history along side a number of tests.

If there is a concern that you be at risk of either developing or having CHD your doctor will need to perform a risk assessment. This will entail a review of your medical records, family history, and lifestyle. Your doctor will also take a blood sample and take it away for analysis.

If required additional tests may need to be carried out to confirm a possible diagnosis of the disease. These may include:

  1. Taking a treadmill test.
  2. Undergoing a radionuclide stress test
  3. A CT or CAT scan
  4. An MRI scan
  5. A coronary angiography