What are the different types of heart tests?

Because there are so many different parts to the heart, we can assess how well it works (and for the presence of heart disease) with many kinds of different tests. Some of these are simple, quick and non-invasive, and others are a little more complicated. Here’s an overview.

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What is right heart catheterisation?

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Right heart catheterisation is sometimes just shortened to ‘right heart cath’, with the acronym being RHC.

It is a test that assesses the right side of the heart, the side that pumps bloods towards your lungs.

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