Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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…

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Nurse1, Community Member, answered borderline left atrial abnormality Is this the same response in children who are having snycope could this be Mitrial…

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Tara Aschenbrenner, RN, Health Guide, answered My father's ECG results that were… Hi kcrane1969:     I strongly encourage you to call your father's…

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Wife of TEE commented on What is a TEE Heart Test? Very good explanation of procedure and reasons for those of us who want to understand but do…

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered Should I be concerned and visit a… Hi Jjab,   Yes, I do recommend you contact your doctor for an…

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