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Tests and investigations

Your doctor will talk to you about any test or investigations that you may need

Your doctor will talk to you about any tests or investigations that you may need

If your doctor thinks that you may have a heart condition then you may need the following tests / investigations:

Routine tests / investigations

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Monitoring your weight and blood pressure
  • Chest x-ray: useful for showing the size and shape of the heart and detecting chest disorders. It can also show any fluid in the lungs, which may be caused by heart disease.
  • Detailed family history of heart conditions and lifestyle evaluation to check for any cardiovascular risk factors
  • Eye examination: your eyes will be examined to look at the blood vessels at the back of the eye
  • Checking your pulses in your wrists, legs and feet

Specialist tests

Depending on your situation, further tests or investigations may be necessary. These can include:

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