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ECHOCARDIOGRAM

This ultrasound of the
chest shows detailed images of
the heart's structure and function
and can reveal whether you've
had a heart attack.
It gives your doctor a view of how
the heart muscle is squeezing and
how the valves are working. Leaky or
narrowed valves can show up, as can
blood clots. Sometimes cardiologists
perform an echocardiogram by
inserting a device down the throat
to look at your heart from behind.
This is called a transesophageal
echocardiogram.

CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION

Sometimes called a coronary
angiogram, this involves a cardiologist
threading a tube into a vein or an
artery in your leg or arm. With the
help of X-ray, your doctor guides the
catheter through your vessel until it
reaches your heart, where dye can be
injected to help him or her see blood
flow and check for abnormalities.
Your cardiologist also can open up
a blockage with a balloon and stent
during the procedure.

CT SCAN

Short for
computerized tomography,
this noninvasive method of looking
at the coronary arteries is used to
spot blockages as an alternative to
catheterization.

MRI Used increasingly

in cardiology, magnetic
resonance imaging involves a patient
lying on a table inside a tubelike
machine that produces a magnetic
field. It takes detailed pictures and
is considered the gold standard for
assessing heart function.

HOLTER MONITORING

For this test, you
typically wear a heart monitor
for 24 hours to give your
cardiologist insight into your
heart activity over time. Some
people need longer-term
monitoring and might wear a
monitor for a month. Others
who have rhythm abnormalities
that emerge infrequently might
have an implanted monitor. ■

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