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Testing for Heart Disease

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No single test can diagnose coronary heart disease (CHD). If your doctor thinks you have CHD, he or she may recommend one or more of the following tests: electrocardiogram (EKG), stress test, echocardiography, chest x-ray, blood testing, electron-beam computed tomography, or coronary angiography.

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Teri Robert, Health Guide, posted My Heart Disease Diagnosis Did you know that heart disease is the number 1 killer of women? Heart disease…




Dr. Kirk Laman: Wholehearted Cardiologist, Health Pro, answered can EKG & blood see a heart attack  Hi Bonnie:  yes, an EKG and blood tests (CPK or Troponin) are ways to…


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro, answered Can PVCs be related to valve… Hi Knfrasier,   I don't know about your PVC concerns, but here is…


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro, answered when is an angiogram necessary? Hi Lizamarie,   Here is a link to information on angiograms -…


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