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What are some tests for chest pain?

If you are having chest pain, you may have a test called an electrocardiogram to check your heart. Blood tests and a chest x-ray may also be performed. You may need tests to check your esophagus, stomach or other organs. You may need to go into the hospital for tests and treatment. Other tests and treatments depend on what may be causing your pain.

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