In-depth

Risk factors

Scleroderma

Tests and diagnosis

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Treatments and drugs

Coronary angioplasty and stents

Coronary bypass surgery

April 27, 2017
References
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