TITLE

How's Your Heart?

AUTHOR(S)
Motluk, Alison
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
O, The Oprah Magazine;May2007, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p232
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses various tests for diagnosing cardiovascular diseases. C-reactive protein (CRP) is reportedly the most established type of blood test. Computed tomography (CT) angiogram or cardiac CT presents a precise idea of how blood is flowing through the arteries and whether calcified or soft plaque is causing restrictions. The use of ultrasound and electron beam computed tomography is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
25307891

 

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