Who Should have Cardiac Stress Testing?
- they suffer from chest pains or shortness of breath with minimal exertion
- experience palpitations of the heart
- have a history of high cholesterol
- are obese
- have high blood pressure
- currently smoking
- are diabetic
- have a family history of premature heart disease or heart attacks
- have abnormal resting electrocardiogram
What is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary artery disease is the build-up of plaque in the inner lining of the artery walls. The arteries that supply the heart. Plaque in the artery walls is also known as atherosclerosis. Coronary heart disease is a common form of heart disease and is a leading cause of disability and death. Patients with coronary artery disease may suffer from chest pain. In severe cases, a sudden total blockage of the coronary artery can occur. This is known as an acute myocardial infarction or a heart attack.
What is the purpose of screening for coronary artery disease?
Often the first symptom of coronary artery disease is sudden death. Resulting from a sudden and large myocardial infarction. This can occur without any preceding warning signs or chest pain. For this reason, our physicians are now performing screening tests to be proactive. To help detect signs of coronary artery disease before such serious medical events.
What are the risk factors for coronary artery disease?
- Male gender,
- Family history of coronary artery disease,
- Smoking history,
- High blood pressure,
- High blood cholesterol levels,
- Physical inactivity,
- High stress,
- Sleep apnea,
- C-reactive protein,
- Lipoprotien a.
Why perform your screening cardiac testing at one of our locations?
- a friendly and experienced staff
- relaxed testing environment
- state of the art offices and diagnostic equipment
How should I prepare for my cardiac testing day?
You should eat, drink and take your medications as you usually would unless told by your doctor. You should wear comfortable clothes as well as comfortable shoes. They’re necessary to be able to run on an exercise treadmill for the cardiac stress part of your test.
At what location is cardiac stress testing/heart testing(s) performed?
We offer cardiac stress testing/heart testing at our state of the art offices in Beverly Hills. For questions or to schedule your cardiac stress test with My Concierge MD, contact or call 877-760-3570 today!