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How does my doctor screen me for heart disease?

Your doctor can screen you for heart disease with the following steps:

  • asking questions to see if you have had signs of heart disease in the past
  • ordering a blood test to check your cholesterol levels
  • performing a stress test to see if there is a blockage of blood flow to the heart

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