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my wife is 47 yrs old and is taking  thyroxine50 for hypothyroidism.she is suffering from shortness of breadth and
feels heaviness in chest when she wakes up in morning.she had gone ECG,Eco-cardiography,stress test which
she was able to do 84%.Now the doctor asked her to do a angiography test as he is unable to diagnosis on the basis of the said tests.but she is afraid of the angraphy test.is there any other test that can accurately pinpoint the causes of her ailments?
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An angiograph of vessels can be done with a cathode or CT scan.  There shouldn't be any fear to have a cath angioplasty.  There is medication that will reduce any and all anxiety...the patient experiences nothing of any concern and almost always recovers within a day or so with no side effects.  With cath, the cardiologist can do a stent implant during the procedure.  With a CT scan, there is a possibility of stent implant cath procedure subsequently.  

If your wife has symptoms that can't be managed with medication, then the cath procedure would be appropriate.

Thanks for sharing, and if you have any further questions you are welcome to post.  Take care.
  
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