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What tests are used to diagnose heart disease?

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The first test you get is usually an electrocardiogram (ECG). Your doctor can get more details by taking images of the heart using X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or nuclear technology, or via angiography, a special technique that makes detailed pictures of blood vessels. Echocardiograms (ultrasounds of the heart) can also show how well the heart and valves are working.

Other tests may include stress testing, with or without imaging of the heart, and testing for arrhythmias, such as electrophysiology (EP) testing.

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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