Monday, August 03, 2015


At a Glance

Many tests help diagnose heart disease. Tests may include an EKG, angiography, nuclear stress test, electrocardiogram, heart CT scan, or an exercise stress test. Your doctor may order one or more of these tests to help diagnose you better.

Diagnosis Topics

Testing for Heart Disease

No single test can diagnose coronary heart disease (CHD). If your doctor thinks you have CHD, he or she may recommend one or…

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Testing for High Blood Pressure

To measure your blood pressure, your doctor or nurse will use some type of a gauge, a stethoscope (or electronic sensor), and a blood pressure cuff. Most often, you will…

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Testing for High Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is diagnosed by checking levels of cholesterol in your blood. It is best to have a blood test called a lipoprotein profile to measure your cholesterol…

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Hot Topics

A TEE - Trans Esophageal Echocardiogram is a special ultrasound test for examining the heart in greater detail.An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart.  Most people are familiar with ultrasound.  Women who are pregnant generally get an…