Concerning heart examinations, there are so many words that confuse people, and sometimes doctors too. What's the difference between the techniques? What does each of them do? Which one do you need?
Before getting there, let's first be clear about one thing. Every treatment and examination comes with risks and a chance of inaccuracy (or predicative value). However, not getting tested can be just as risky (or riskier). It is important to assess the risks and possible complications, and weigh those against the risk of not doing the tests before having any examination.
However, if it has been determined that you need to have the test, you should go ahead. Now the question is, what test is best if you want to know your heart's condition?
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