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Common Heart Tests
A quick summary of the most common tests used in cardiology
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The Most Common Heart Tests:


Cardiac catheterization and angiography

Echocardiography (echo)

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

Electrophysiology study (EP study)

Holter monitor and event recorder

MUGA scan

Stress testing

Thallium and sestamibi (Cardiolite) scans

Tilt Table Testing

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

Ultrafast CT scan

Cardiac MRI

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