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6 Medical Tests To Diagnose Heart Problems

Diagnostic tests for the heart can be broadly classified into two categories, “non-invasive” or “invasive”. These are important as they help the doctor determine whether a heart attack occurred, the extent of damage within a patient’s heart as well as the severity of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) that a patient might be suffering from. Knowing what these tests involve and why they are being performed therefore helps you feel more confident about them and allows you and others to make an informed decision which could save someone’s life.

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Fixing a Broken Heart

Depending on the symptoms and the severity of the heart condition, heart treatments can range from low-tech to high-tech, and from non-invasive procedures to open heart surgery.
“Medical advancements in recent years have shifted towards less invasive procedures and devices to pre-empt potential life-threatening heart problems, adds Dr Ng Wai Lin, Specialist in Cardiology & Managing Partner, Raffles Heart Centre.

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