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What can you expect during a doctor's exam for heart disease?

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During your visit, your doctor will:

He'll also check other parts of your body, like your eyes, arms, legs, and skin for good color. This will let him know if your body is getting enough blood.

And he'll check for swelling. If there is any, it could mean that your heart isn’t pumping well.

  • Listen to your heart
  • Take your heart rate
  • Check your blood pressure

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Heart Association.

Cleveland Clinic: “Physical Examination.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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