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What kind of tests can I take to find out whether there is a block in my heart?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A routine

ECG can usually detect a block

In brief: A routine

ECG can usually detect a block
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple

A stress test can be suggestive of a blockage.
Or more invasive tests such as a cardiac catheterization or a nuclear test or even a cat scan can be diagnostic.

In brief: Multiple

A stress test can be suggestive of a blockage.
Or more invasive tests such as a cardiac catheterization or a nuclear test or even a cat scan can be diagnostic.
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Dr. Daniel Engelman
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: There are several

Resting ekg ekg with exercise or after certain medications that stress the heart.
Injection of radioactive substances. The heart muscle will show up less dark in areas supplied by the blocked artery. Direct pictures of the arteries (cat scan or mri).

In brief: There are several

Resting ekg ekg with exercise or after certain medications that stress the heart.
Injection of radioactive substances. The heart muscle will show up less dark in areas supplied by the blocked artery. Direct pictures of the arteries (cat scan or mri).
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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