In-depth

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Symptoms

Headache

Shortness of breath

Tests and diagnosis

Cardiac catheterization

Chest X-rays

CT coronary angiogram

Echocardiogram

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

MRI

June 15, 2017
References
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