01/7Tests that can tell if your heart is healthy
Cases of heart failure or heart attack and stroke are rising day by day. It occurs due to interruptions to the normal flow of blood to the heart or brain—the two most vital organs. According to research, patients with heart diseases may be particularly vulnerable to heat injury. This means that you can be at greater risk if you have a heart condition. Below are the tests a person must undergo to rule out or diagnose a heart issue:
Dr. Sunita Kapoor, Consultant Pathologist, Founder and Director of City X-Ray & Scan Clinic says, “This test measures the electrical activity of the heart to evaluate its rhythm and detect any abnormalities.”
Also known as an exercise tolerance test, this evaluates how well your heart performs during physical activity. It helps assess the heart’s response to stress and can detect conditions like coronary artery disease.
According to Dr. Kapoor, “This test uses sound waves to create images of the heart’s structure and function. It provides valuable information about the heart’s pumping capacity, valve function, and overall health.”
This invasive procedure involves threading a thin tube (catheter) through a blood vessel to the heart. It allows the visualization of blood flow, measurement of pressures within the heart, and assessment of any blockages or abnormalities.
“Various blood tests can provide information about heart health, including cholesterol levels, lipid profiles, and biomarkers like troponin, which can indicate heart damage,” says Dr. Kapoor.
07/7CT scan or MRI
These imaging tests can provide detailed images of the heart’s structure, allowing for the evaluation of any structural abnormalities, blockages, or damage.
“It’s important to note that the specific tests recommended may vary depending on individual circumstances and the presence of any symptoms or risk factors. Consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial to determine the most appropriate tests for your heart health.
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