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Should I be tested for heart disease?

Understanding your risk of heart disease can help you take steps to reduce your risk and protect your heart. Find out more about heart disease risks and how heart disease tests are carried out.

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Angiogram

An angiogram is a test used to help detect abnormal blood vessels, clots and other problems. Learn more about angiograms including what to expect.

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Heart attack diagnosis

With a heart attack, every minute counts. Know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do if you or someone around you experience the warning signs.

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Heart failure diagnosis

There are a number of common symptoms of heart failure or chronic heart failure. If your doctor thinks you may have heart failure, you will probably need to have tests to find out more.

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Cardiac catheterisation

Cardiac catheterisation ('cardiac cath' or 'heart cath’) is a common procedure that lets cardiologists examine or treat the heart and arteries.

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Coronary angiogram

A coronary angiogram is an x-ray procedure used to see whether a person has a certain type of heart disease. See here how the procedure is carried out.

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Trans-oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE)

A trans-oesophageal echocardiogram (TOE) is usually a safe and effective way of finding out more about a problem in your heart chambers and heart valves.

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Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan creates a real-time picture of the inside of the body using sound waves. Find out more about the different types of ultrasounds and when they are used.

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Electrocardiogram (ECG)

To find out how well your heart is working, your doctor may ask you to have an electrocardiogram (ECG). Learn more about it and why you may need an ECG.

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Stroke diagnosis

Strokes are usually diagnosed by studying images of the brain (brain imaging) and carrying out physical tests. Find out more here.

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