Assess­ing Your Heart Disease Risk

Wellness Update - - Meet Our Doctors -

A thor­ough phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion is the first step in any com­pre­hen­sive heart health as­sess­ment. But at some point, physi­cians may need to peer in­side your body. Di­ag­nos­tic tests can: • Con­firm a di­ag­no­sis • Pre­dict long-term out­comes • Iden­tify pat­terns of disease as­so­ci­ated

with an ad­verse prog­no­sis • Iden­tify pa­tients who might ben­e­fit

from more ag­gres­sive in­ter­ven­tions • Judge the risk of car­diac events Assess­ing a pa­tient at risk of coronary artery disease de­pends on his or her health, age, and sig­nif­i­cantly, gen­der.

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