An angiogram is a test that takes X-ray pictures of the coronary arteries and the vessels that supply blood to the heart.
Blood test and urine test
The types of blood and urine tests given will depend on what your doctor is looking for.
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Cardiac catheterization is a technique that is used in several different tests and procedures such as angiography and electrophysiology studies.
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A chest X-ray is a picture of the heart, lungs and bones of the chest.
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Similar to an echocardiogram, a Doppler ultrasound shows blood flow through the arteries or the heart itself.
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An echocardiogram (ECHO) uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create a picture of your heart.
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An electrocardiogram checks how your heart is functioning by measuring the electrical activity of the heart.
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An electrophysiology study (EPS) is a test that helps determine what kind of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) you have.
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Exercise electrocardiogram (Stress test)
An exercise electrocardiogram (ECG) records your heart's response to the stress of exercise.
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Holter monitoring is usually used to diagnose heart rhythm disturbances. The monitor is usually worn for a 24 hours or longer.
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Your doctor will probably begin by giving you a physical exam which will assess several things.
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Thallium or cardiolite scan
A thallium (or cardiolite) scan takes a look at how much blood is reaching different parts of your heart.
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Tilt tests find out if different drugs or different body positions will trigger an arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) or symptoms.
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A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a special type of echocardiogram, often used see if your heart could be producing blood clots.
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