MEDICAL TESTS TO CONFIRM HEART DISEASE.

There are various tests, available for the confirmation of coronary heart disease.
1. Physical Checkup –
Before any other tests are ordered a complete physical examination of the patient is performed that involves measuring blood pressure and pulse rate. Fresh lipid profile, as well as blood sugar tests, are also ordered.
2. ECG (Electrocardiogram) – Is one of the safest tests available. The cardiologists use it most widely. Changes in the ECG are confirmatory of heart disease.
3.TMT (Treadmill Test) –
 Is done only when Electrocardiogramdoes not provide any conclusive evidence of Coronary Artery Disease or gives equivocal finding. This is one of the highly reliable non-invasive tests for the confirmation of Coronary Artery Disease.
4. ECHO Cardiogram-
is usually has done to find out the pumping power of the heart. It also gives good information about the walls of the heart.
5. Angiography – In this test, a long wire is used to fill up the blocked tubes of the heart with a radio-opaque dye, and thereafter, approximate percentages of blockages of blockages are reported. This is a test which carries a definite risk in itself, in spite of being costly and imprecise. Only those who are keen to go for angioplasty or bypass surgery should go ahead with this test.