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How is heart disease diagnosed?

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In diagnosing heart disease, a doctor will ask you about any symptoms you're having and your medical history. You'll also get a physical exam. Listening to the heart for swishing or whooshing sounds, collectively known as heart murmurs, can give important clues about heart trouble. If the doctor thinks you have heart disease, you'll get more tests to find out exactly what's happening inside your heart.

SOURCES: 

Myers, R., , Firefly Books Ltd, 2004.  Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Verheugt, F.; Tonkin, A., "Artherosclerosis and Heart Disease," Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition, 2003. 

WebMD Medical reference: "Heart Disease."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES: 

Myers, R., , Firefly Books Ltd, 2004.  Heart Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Verheugt, F.; Tonkin, A., "Artherosclerosis and Heart Disease," Taylor & Francis Group; 1st edition, 2003. 

WebMD Medical reference: "Heart Disease."

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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