How Is Heart Disease Diagnosed?

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The heart disease question is that how do you diagnose or for a normal person to know that, am I having a heart disease. Sometimes it actually comes as first manifestation that you had a heart attack, and of course once you start having chest pains, shortness of breath, but that is small percentage.

Majority of our patients they still have symptoms of heart disease and that basically is when they exercise, walk, they develop shortness of breath, develop chest pain, feel fatigue and that leads further testing. And the most important testing is appropriate consultation by the trained doctor, whether it's an internal medicine doctor or a cardiologist.

And once the cardiologist examines the patient, and then they assess the risk of a heart disease that one ever had, the likelihood of a heart diseases in that particular patient. And based on that various tests are ordered commonly besides doing electrocardiogram and developed blood test is stress test that means you walk on a tread mill sometimes just while they're monitoring the electrocardiogram and sometimes give an injection we call radio nuclear test and that gives the pictures for the heart and if you're suffering from heart disease gives a very accurate assessment of if there's heart disease or not, and if it is how severe it is.

Then another test if echo cardiogram addressed or during exercise and another test which is becoming very popular now is the 64 or 128/city scan or we call CT and geography and that's a known video taste, just like we at the international cardiologists do put a dye into the artery of a the heart and this city angle is non-busial, just a dye is injected through the vein and takes a quick picture of the heart.

I'd like a cap scan takes only a few minutes and gives very accurate assessment of the status of the arteries of the heart that are blockage or not and heart function.