Dr. Andrew Atiemo explains which cardiac stress test can best diagnose heart disease. Dr. Atiemo is a skilled cardiologist at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.
There are a number of different types of tests that are available to evaluate the heart, and perhaps the most common is the treadmill stress test. Basically that involves walking on the treadmill while the heart is monitored and this can allow one to diagnose coronary artery disease.
Sometimes we couple with the treadmill exercise a form of imaging such as echocardiography or nuclear imaging. That’s referred to as a nuclear stress test. For patients who are unable to exercise there can be other options such as a chemical stress test, and various medications such as dobutamine, which stimulates the heart, can be used to again cause a chemical stress on the heart in this situation.
About Dr. Andrew D. Atiemo, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Dr. Atiemo is a cardiologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. After completing his medical education at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Atiemo trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital. His passion for cardiology lead him to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland where he trained in general cardiology and interventional cardiology.
Condition: Heart Disease, VTE, Deep Venous Thromboembolism, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Embolism
Related Terms: Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Support, Chest Pain, Cardiac Catheterization, Stress Test, Weak Heart Muscle, Vascular Trauma, Heart Muscle Inflammation, Blood Clots, Enlarged Heart
Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Location: Glendale, Arizona, Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Surprise, North Phoenix, 85306
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Expertise: Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Catheterization, Balloon Angioplasty, Rheolytic Thrombectomy, AngioJet®, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Cardiomyopathy