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Screening for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Screening for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Screening tests can lead to early diagnosis and treatment. They are often given to people without symptoms, but who may be at high risk.

Some tests that are done during routine exams can help identify people at risk, such as:

  • Blood tests to check cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Body weight and measurements


  • C-reactive protein (CRP) as cardiac risk factor. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/evaluation/c-reactive-protein-crp-as-cardiac-risk-factor.
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/coronary-artery-disease-cad.
  • Malakar AK, Choudhury D, et al. A review on coronary artery disease, its risk factors, and therapeutics. J Cell Physiol. 2019;234(10):16812-16823.
  • What is coronary heart disease? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/coronary-heart-disease.


  • Mark Arredondo, MD
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.