Tests: Common tests for heart conditions explained, including frequently asked questions.
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Mental ability tests can be used if you’re struggling with your memory or thinking skills, and are part of the process for diagnosing dementia. Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath hears from Professor Lisa Cipolotti.
A CT scan can be used to diagnose a stroke and other brain problems, as Professor Joanna Wardlaw explains to Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath.
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A Doppler test is a quick and painless way to detect blood flow. Professor Charles McCollum tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath more about Doppler tests.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used to diagnose and give information on heart conditions. Professor John Greenwood tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath what a cardiac MRI scan involves.
Associate Medical Director Dr Mike Knapton tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath why it's important to get your blood pressure checked
An exercise stress test (also called exercise ECG) is often used to diagnose coronary heart disease. BHF Professor Ajay Shah tells our Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily McGrath more about how it works and what it involves.
An echocardiogram provides ultrasound images of your heart. Dr Rajan Sharma explains this common test to our Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily Reeve
CT is a Computerised Tomography that produces multiple images of the heart from different angles. There are two ways in which a CT scan can be used for the heart.
Knowing your real size is important. BHF Associate Medical Director Dr Mike Knapton tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily Reeve why.
An electrocardiogram, or ECG, looks at your heart’s rate, rhythm and electrical activity. Professor Peter Macfarlane explain what this simple test involves.
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Our Associate Medical Director Dr Mike Knapton tells Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily Reeve why it can be important to have your blood sugar checked.
A angiogram is a common test for people with possible heart symptoms. Professor Julian Gunn explains the different types of angiogram to Senior Cardiac Nurse Emily Reeve.
If you experience heart rhythm problems, or symptoms such as dizzy spells or blackouts, your doctor may suggest you have one of these tests.
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