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What should I ask my doctor about a recommended cardiovascular test?

The question below can help you start a conversation with your physician/practitioner about recommended cardiovascular tests.
  • What information will this test give us about my cardiovascular disease?
  • What are the benefits of this test?
  • Does this test carry any risks? If so, what are the risks?
  • How accurate is this test?
  • What are some likely next steps if the test indicates a problem?
Please print this list of questions. Take them with you to the doctor and share them with friends and loved ones when you are encouraging them to see their doctors.

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