• Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Coronary Microvascular Disease

     
     
     
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    10/31/2013

    The following questions can help you start a conversation with your physician about coronary microvascular disease. Take these questions with you to your appointment, write down additional questions that you have, and take notes on your physician’s responses.

    • I have been having chest pain during routine activities. Could it be heart disease?
    • Do I have risk factors for heart disease?
    • Would I benefit from a stress test?
    • Would I benefit from an angiogram or other imaging test?
    • My stress test showed a problem, but my angiogram did not show any blockages. Could I have microvascular disease?
    • What can we do to treat my microvascular disease?
    • Are there lifestyle changes that I should be making for my heart health?
    • Are there medications that can reduce my risk of a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack?

     Remember, if you experience sudden chest pain or other heart attack symptoms, call 911 for emergency help.