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what are some of the tests for heart diseases?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The tests for Heart diseases include:: Electrocardiogram, Tilt table test, Stress test, Echocardiogram, Cardiac catheterization, Electrophysiology study, Pericardiocentesis, Cardiac CT Scan.

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What possible tests, should I undergo to rule out heart disease? I want to make sure that my heart is healthy enough. Please help

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