Heart of The Matter: Diagnostic Tests For Coronary Disease

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Heart of The Matter: Diagnostic Tests For Coronary Disease

Modern lifestyle comes with its share of downsides- heart problems. Many people experience heart problems because of poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, sedentary jobs and stress. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is one such problem that is characterized by narrowing of arteries supplying blood to the heart. This happens because of the build-up of plaque in the arteries; and it decreases the blood flow to the heart. If left undetected, CHD might lead to a heart attack.

Igenetic offers specialized tests for diagnosing and managing your heart conditions effectively. These tests ensure a complete assessment of your heart condition so that your doctor can manage them.

Electrocardiogram (ECG):

This is a painless test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. Any irregularity in the beating rhythm shown in this test requires further tests.

Echocardiography (Echo):

This test is done to create a visualization of heart beat and movement. The image obtained in this test clearly shows the size and shape of the heart and the functioning of valves.

Angiography:

This invasive test is performed to study the blood flow through the arteries and various compartments of the heart.

Blood tests:

Tests are done to ascertain the level of fats, triglycerides, cholesterol, sugar and proteins in the body and the results are corelated with other test results.

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