Category: Tests for the heart

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ECG (EKG)

An electrocardiogram, or ECG, records the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart. People usually have an ECG before having an operation. Others have one as part of a routine health check-up, even if...

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Echocardiogram (Echo)

Transthoracic echocardiography This test is safe and easy and doesn’t hurt. A recorder (probe) is placed on your chest and a pulse of high-frequency sound is passed through the skin of your chest. Lubricating...

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Angiogram (Coronary angiogram)

Angiogram (also known as coronary angiogram or cardiac catheterisation) Coronary angiogram is a procedure to look at the arteries in the heart (called coronary arteries) to assess for blockages. This is mostly done as a...

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CT coronary angiogram (64/128 sliced)

A Coronary CTA is a heart-imaging test currently undergoing rapid development and evaluation for non-invasively determining whether either fatty deposits or calcium deposits have built up in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to...

Blood Test (cardiac enzyme) 0

Blood Test (cardiac enzyme)

Cardiac enzyme tests  Cardiac enzyme tests can tell whether or not you have had damage to the heart muscle. The most common cause of this damage is a heart attack. Enzymes are proteins that...

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Radionuclide Test (Stress Thallium)

Stress Thallium test, Radioisotope scan, myocardial perfusion scan (MPS), SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography), technetium scan, thallium scan, MIBI scan, or MUGA scan (multiple-gated acquisition scan). Radionuclide tests are used for investigating coronary...