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Angiocardiography

Viewing of the heat and its major blood vessels by x-ray after injection of a contrast medium.

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Angiography

Viewing of the heart's major blood vessels by x-ray after injection of a contrast medium.

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Aortography

Viewing to the aorta by x-ray after injection of a contrast medium.

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Arteriography

Viewing of a specific artery by x-ray after injection of a contrast medium.

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Ausculation

Process of listening to the body sounds via a stethoscope.

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Cardiac catheterization

Process of passing a thin catheter through an artery or vein to the heart to take blood samples, inject a contrast medium, or measure various pressures.

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Cardiac MRI

Viewing of the heart by magnetic resonance imaging.

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Cardiac scan

Process of viewing the heart muscle at work by scanning the heart of a patient into whom a radioactive substance has been injected.

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Cholesterol

Fatty substance present in animal fats; cholesterol circulate in the bloodstream, sometimes causing arterial plaque to form.

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Doppler ultrasound

Ultrasound test of blood flow in certain blood vessels.

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Echocardiography

Use of sound waves to produce images showing the structure and motion of the heart.

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Electrocardiography

Use of the electrocardiograph in diagnosis

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Holter monitor

Potable Device that provides a 24-hour electrocardiogram.

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Phlebography

Viewing of a vein by x-ray after injection of a contrast medium.

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Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

Type of nuclear image that measures movement of areas of the heart.

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Sonography

Production of images based on the echoes of sound waves against structures.

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Sphygmomanmeter

Device for measuring blood pressure.

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Stress test

Test that measures heart rate, blood pressure, and other body function while the patient is exercising on a treadmill.

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Venography

Viewing of a vein by x-ray after injection of a contrast medium.

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Ventriculogram

X-ray of a ventricle taken after injection of a contrast medium.