Diagnostic Tests

Various tests and procedures may be needed to clarify the diagnosis and may be required prior to surgery. 

Possible tests include:

  • CT Scan of Chest and Abdomen
  • CTA of Coronary Arteries
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Transthoracic Echo
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Click here for detailed test descriptions.

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John Elefteriades, MD discusses surgical options, the dangers of operation, and expectations for the weeks immediately following surgery.