This “Here’s To Your Health” segment provides information about how doctors diagnose coronary artery disease. UAMS’ experienced physicians stand ready to help determine whether you have coronary artery disease. We offer some of the best heart care in Arkansas.
To determine whether or not you have coronary artery disease, your doctor will ask certain questions about your medical history, do a physical exam and conduct routine blood tests. The doctor may also order one or more diagnostic tests, including an electrocardiogram, or ECG, which records electric signals as they travel through your heart, or an echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. If your signs and symptoms occur most often during exercise, your doctor may ask you to walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike during an ECG. In other cases, medication to stimulate your heart may be used instead of exercise. To view blood flow through your heart, your doctor may inject a special dye into the arteries of your heart through a long, thin, flexible tube that is threaded through an artery, usually in the leg, to the arteries in the heart. The dye outlines narrow spots and blockages on the X-ray images.
This program was first broadcast on May 21, 2009.
Doctor T. Glenn Pait, M.D., of UAMS is the host of the program.
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