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What kind of tests do you get in an ER for a possible heart attack?

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When you go to an emergency room for a possible heart attack, a doctor will examine you and run tests to see if chest pain stems from a heart attack or another cause. Tests may include an electrocardiogram (ECG), chest X-ray, and blood tests.

From: Heart Attack Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Call 911 - Before It's Too Late" and "Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease."

Merck Manual: "Acute Coronary Syndromes."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs."

Heart Attack Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Call 911 - Before It's Too Late" and "Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease."

Merck Manual: "Acute Coronary Syndromes."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Symptoms and Warning Signs."

Heart Attack Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 08, 2017

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