CT Angiography Beats Stress Test

There are many different ways to check the body for signs of heart disease. However, one of the best ways might be the CT Angiography which is not necessarily the method used most often in the medical community. Many people instead use a stress test to determine whether they might have obstructive coronary artery disease. A new study reveals that the CT angiography is far superior to the stress test in diagnosing this condition. The sensitivity of the CT angiography was nearly 30% higher than that of the stress test. In fact, at 98%, th CT angiography was almost perfect in terms of its sensitivity level. The test's specificity level was also high - nearly 75% which makes it almost 40% better than the stress test. In other words, if you're considering getting checked out for this condition, there's a strong case to be made for using the CT angiography to do so. Question of the Day: Have you ever had a stress test and would you consider getting a CT angiography to compare results? photo link
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