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How is a heart problem diagnosed?

History of the type of pain and the risk factors you have help a lot with diagnosing a heart problem. Your doctor may also perform tests that include exercise testing, isotope imaging, cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) and cardiac catheterization.

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