Diagnosis Of Heart Diseases

To diagnose a heart disease there are different tests, like CT Scan, echo, labs, EKG, physical exam, STS Score and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Harry Aldrich, Medical Director, Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, says the first test is listening to the patient's history with the physical examination, where the doctors listen for sounds of the heart, which is the first indication that someone has a heart disease. He also says the echocardiogram or ultrasound test is a non-invasive test, where doctors can judge the degree of the murmur, how severe it is, and how severe the leaking or stenosis is.

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