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How does angiography help in diagnosing atherosclerosis?

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This test can show a picture of blockages caused by atherosclerosis. It can be done on arteries in your heart, brain, or legs. Because it has some risk, angiography is usually done only on people with symptoms from their atherosclerosis. Typically, this means people with symptoms of blockages, such as chest pain.

From: Diagnosing Atherosclerosis WebMD Medical Reference

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Lorenz, M., , 2007. Circulation

Yusuf, S., , 2004. Lancet

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Lorenz, M., , 2007. Circulation

Yusuf, S., , 2004. Lancet

Richard Stein, MD, national spokesman, American Heart Association; professor of medicine and director of urban community cardiology program, New York University School of Medicine, New York.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 01, 2019

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