Tests for heart disease

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Treadmill Test – What Is It, How It Is Done, Risks Explained

A treadmill test, also called a TMT (or TMT test), is a test that is performed to diagnose patients who may be suffering from a suspected heart disease. It is also called an exercise stress test. It is a commonly performed test these days. However, on some occasions other tests may need to be performed …

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What is ejection fraction?

When the heart contracts, blood is pushed out of the left ventricle through the aortic valve into the aorta. From the aorta, blood moves to different parts of the body, supplying oxygen and vital nutrients to organs, tissues and cells. The amount of blood that is pumped out of the left ventricle is called the …

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The Electrocardiogram Explained

The electrocardiogram is a diagnostic test that provides information about the electrical activity of the heart. A detailed description about what an electrocardiogram is has been discussed here. In this section, we explain the ‘waves’ that are seen on the electrocardiogram in a little more detail. [toc] The normal ECG A normal electrocardiogram contains the …

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