No single test can diagnose coronary heart disease (CHD). If your doctor thinks you have CHD, he or she may recommend one or more of the following tests: electrocardiogram (EKG), stress test, echocardiography, chest x-ray, blood testing, electron-beam computed tomography, or coronary angiography.
If you wanted to find out whether you had hidden heart disease, just how would you go about it? Carotid ultrasound is test that some individuals advocate as an indirect means of detecting hidden heart disease. While not perfect, it can be an interesting way to gauge your future potential for heart disease and early enough to take…