If you have coronary artery disease, how can dr’s know how much plaque buildup you have in an artery?

3 Responses to “If you have coronary artery disease, how can dr’s know how much plaque buildup you have in an artery?”

  1. jamaican101gurl Says:

    Cardiac Catheterization is the best way to find out because they send a tube down one of the major arteries (while using an X-ray machine) to go as far as the arteries and veins on ur heart and shoot a dye into the blood vessels to see how blocked it really is and if they see it's really bad, they can stent at the same time (keeps the artery/vein from collapsing).

  2. SAMI Says:

    Coronary angiogram gives the exact location and extent of the block. A contrast medium is injected into coronary arteries via Femoral artery. Serial pictures in different angles are taken to map all coronary arteries.

  3. Crouching Doggie Says:

    Either conventional angio or CT cardiac angio can be used.