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Testing for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease

Testing for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Cardiovascular Disease Some people who have coronary heart disease have no symptoms of the disease. Why Test for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease? overweight or obese, diabetes, high cholesterol, and a family history Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coro- ofheartdisease.Theyalsohelpdoctorsdecidewhoshouldbetreated nary heart disease refers to heart disease resulting from the buildup with certain medications, such as statins for high cholesterol. of plaque (collection of cholesterol, calcium, and other materials) in the coronary arteries (blood vessels) that supply blood to the heart. Types of Tests In people without symptoms, basic testing for coronary heart dis- Coronary Arteries ease involves checking for the above risk factors as part of a gen- The coronary arteries run on the surface of the heart and send smaller eral medical examination. branches into the heart muscle. They supply the heart muscle with blood carrying oxygen and nutrients. But there are also several other kinds of tests available that have not been studied enough to say that they are useful for everyone. Cross-section Your doctor can guide you on whether these tests may or may not Normal coronary AO RT A be right for you. They http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Testing for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease

JAMA , Volume 312 (8) – Aug 27, 2014

Testing for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease

Abstract

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Cardiovascular Disease Some people who have coronary heart disease have no symptoms of the disease. Why Test for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease? overweight or obese, diabetes, high cholesterol, and a family history Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coro- ofheartdisease.Theyalsohelpdoctorsdecidewhoshouldbetreated nary heart disease refers to heart disease resulting from the buildup with certain medications, such as statins for...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2014.9191
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25157741
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Abstract

JAMA PATIENT PAGE | Cardiovascular Disease Some people who have coronary heart disease have no symptoms of the disease. Why Test for “Silent” Coronary Heart Disease? overweight or obese, diabetes, high cholesterol, and a family history Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coro- ofheartdisease.Theyalsohelpdoctorsdecidewhoshouldbetreated nary heart disease refers to heart disease resulting from the buildup with certain medications, such as statins for high cholesterol. of plaque (collection of cholesterol, calcium, and other materials) in the coronary arteries (blood vessels) that supply blood to the heart. Types of Tests In people without symptoms, basic testing for coronary heart dis- Coronary Arteries ease involves checking for the above risk factors as part of a gen- The coronary arteries run on the surface of the heart and send smaller eral medical examination. branches into the heart muscle. They supply the heart muscle with blood carrying oxygen and nutrients. But there are also several other kinds of tests available that have not been studied enough to say that they are useful for everyone. Cross-section Your doctor can guide you on whether these tests may or may not Normal coronary AO RT A be right for you. They

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 27, 2014

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