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Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

An echocardiogram is also called an echo or cardiac ultrasound. It is a painless test that takes pictures of the…

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Stress Test

A stress test is also called an exercise, heart or cardiac stress test. This test checks how your heart works…

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Holter Monitor

The Holter monitor is worn to record your heart rate for 24, 48 hours, or up to 30 days. The…

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Coronary Angioplasty

Your heart’s arteries can become blocked or narrowed from a buildup of cholesterol, cells or other substances (plaque). This can…

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is a heart operation. It uses blood vessels taken from another part of your body…

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Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small device that helps control your heart rate by: Speeding up the heart rate when it…

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High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure (HBP) means the pressure in…

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Orthostatic Hypotension

Your body has a network of blood vessels made up of arteries, veins, and capillaries. The heart pumps blood into…

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Atrial Fibrillation

Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. Certain cells in your heart make electric signals that cause…

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Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. It may feel like fluttering or a brief pause. It may be so…

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Pericardial Effusion

A pericardial effusion is excess fluid between the heart and the sac surrounding the heart, known as the pericardium. Most…

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that…

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