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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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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 ultrasound to look at the fetus.  We know that high quality pictures of the baby, pictures that can…

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Tara Aschenbrenner, RN, Health Guide, answered Results of Nuclear Stress Test Hi phxwin: Your cardiologist will have better answers for you in regards to the…

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Tara Aschenbrenner, RN, Health Guide, answered Vendy test Hi Sharon0102: I understand your concern. The Vendy's test is actually a fairly new procedure in medicine.…

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sharon0102, Community Member, asked Vendy test My son is 24 and just had the Vendys test. He was told to cut back on carbs, lose 10lbs and no smoking. He…

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phxwin, Community Member, asked Results of Nuclear Stress Test I had a nuclear stress test yesterday. The results were: LVEF=45%, EDV=123ml., ESV=67ml.…

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