Coronary artery disease is a type of heart disease where there are blockages in the coronary artery, which is responsible for delivering oxygen to the heart muscles. There are many ways for a doctor to determine if you are suffering from coronary artery disease, or if you are at risk of having the disease. In a standard health screening, blood tests are conducted to determine the cholesterol level in the patient’s blood. A high cholesterol level indicates the possibility of coronary artery disease. Blood pressure is also measured in a health screening or during checks by a family doctor. High blood pressure is another indication of coronary artery disease. If the doctor is concerned about the possibility of coronary artery disease, or if the patient is undergoing a comprehensive heart screening, special tests such as the echocardiography are ordered. The echocardiography is an ultrasound test that produces images of the heart pumping. A form of echocardiography known as stress cardiography is performed before and after the heart is stressed, either through exercise or special medication. The echocardiography can reveal whether there is reduced blood flow to the heart. When there is cause for an invasive approach to diagnosis, the doctor may perform an angiogram. This is usually done after there is confirmation of coronary artery disease, and is used to determine the exact location and size of blockage in the coronary artery. During an angiogram, the doctor can perform treatments such as an angioplasty to remove the blockage in the artery. Discover if you are at risk or suffering from coronary artery disease with our special heart screening package. This includes a consultation with a heart specialist who can help to manage your heart health.