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Experience:  MBBS/FCPS/MRCP U.K(R), Senior Registrar Cardiology
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List of all test that tell a doctor when to order test to

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list of all test that tell a doctor when to order test to arterial blockage! or aneurysms? blood clots is a d-rimer test. but what about the other 2? aren't there test to conclude to find and break away plaque before it get's to be a painful situation or emergency? my doctor doesn't feel it's necessary to order MRA/or CTA?? so what warrants them, what blood work do i ask for? And typically if i want to pay out of pocket for a scan and there aren't any risk why would a doctor say "no". kind of week don't you think???
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr .Saeed ahmed replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question, ideally, blood CP, chest X rays, stress test,serum electrolytes, serum urea and creatinine levels are needed before CT angiogram.

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