A 62-year-old male asked:
Very good evening doctors. is there a particular or standard set or series of heart tests that a cardiologist gives when a patient complains about having chest pain?
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes, there are algorithms suited to patient’s medical history, detailed description of episodes, physical exam that are used in order to diagnose properly chest pain. They cover tests from a simple electrocardiography (ecg) to a cardiac cath, including imaging and functional tests (stress).
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Answered Mar 10, 2022
Last updated Mar 10, 2022
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