Arteriosclerosis (atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries): Diagnosis
Arteriosclerosis (atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries) are to diagnose the disease first story (so-called. Anamnesis) and a physical examination note prevail. Also one blood test may be helpful: It allows physicians to determine if a disease is present, the vascular calcification favors (for example, a lipid metabolism disorder or diabetes mellitus).
There is evidence of atherosclerosis to diagnose certain can also tests are used to determine the performance of an organ:
To diagnose atherosclerosis, is also a angiography Suitable: This assay allows the doctor to view the atherosclerotic vessels and to assess the extent of vasoconstriction. The atherosclerotic deposits (so-called. Atherosclerotic plaques) on the inner walls of the coronary arteries to assess, a potentially intracoronary ultrasound (IVUS) may be useful where the doctor inserts a small ultrasound probe directly into the to be examined coronary artery.