Heart Function Tests to Assess Heart Disease Risk

…toolbox to assess basic heart function, these are the tests I recommend the following: * Electrocardiogram (EKG) * Echocardiogram * Exercise/Nuclear Stress Test * Holter Monitoring * BNP Test Electrocardiogram (EKG) An electrocardiogram or EKG (kardio in German, hence the “EKG” shorthand) is a cardiac…

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Is an Angioplasty Procedure Best for You?

…yourself to heal. Finally, I urge you to have periodic exercise stress tests and be aware of any unusual symptoms you may be experiencing. If the nuclear stress test shows improvement in your blood flow compared to the previous results, then you should continue to put off the decision to have surgery. I can't…

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