Medical diagnosis require a variety of things. Usually, the doctor will need to understand your medical history, but they may also need to perform additional tests to determine what is wrong or what steps need to be taken. The choice and number of tests depend on several factors, including risk factors, history, current symptoms, and the doctor’s interpretation. For general information regarding tests, you can use the handy chart below to get a feel for the tests that your doctor requests you get to understand what those tests entail, and what you should expect when heading to the clinic.
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor (ABPM) is a device which records your blood pressure
This test shows heart blood flow to detect angina, heart attack, and heart function
Similar to stress echo, but uses the doppler effect to determine speed and direction of blood flow
This test evaluates the blood supply to your heart muscle during periods of exercise and rest
This test is to check how well your gallbladder is working
This test identifies bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract
A Holter monitor is a device that records the rhythm of your heart
This test evaluates how well your stomach empties its contents
This test is used to detect blockages in the arteries and lung airways
MUGA provides an extremely accurate measure of the heart function
This test assesses the function, size, and shape of your parathyroid gland
This test measures the function and structure of the kidneys
This test assesses the function of the salivary glands
CorCare provides advanced cardiac and nuclear medicine testing and the specialized expertise of Royal College certified cardiologists and internists.