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_____ is passage of a catheter through the heart through a vein or artery to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the heart.

FUNCTION: _____
Cardiac Catheterization

FUNCTION:
_____ gathers information about the heart, such as blood supply through the coronary arteries and blood flow and pressure in the chambers of the heart as well as enabling blood sample collection and x-rays of the heart.
_____ is a graphic line recording that shows the spread of electrical excitation to different parts of the heart using small metal electrodes applied to the chest, arms, and legs.

FUNCTION: _____
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG)

FUNCTION:
_____ helps to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms and myocardial damage.
_____ is an electrocardiogram (ECG) that is taken with a small portable recording system capable of storing up to 24 hours of ECG tracings.

FUNCTION: _____
Holter Monitor test

FUNCTION:
_____ is particularly useful in obtaining a cardiac arrhythmia record that would be missed during and ECG of only a few minutes' duration.
_____ is an ECG taken under controlled exercise stress conditions.

FUNCTION: _____
Stress test

FUNCTION:
_____ may show abnormal ECG tracings that do not appear during an ECG taken when the patient is resting.
_____ utilizes a radioisotope to evaluate coronary blood flow.

FUNCTION: _____
Nuclear stress test

FUNCTION:
In a NUCLEAR stress test, the radioisotope is injected at the height of exercise. The area not receiving sufficient oxygen is visualized by decreased uptake of the isotope.
_____ is a blood test that measures troponin T, troponin I, and creatinine kinase (CK-MB).

FUNCTION: _____
Cardiac Enzyme Studies

FUNCTION:
Cardiac enzymes are most specific to cardiac injury and are released into the bloodstream from damaged heart muscle. Along with other less specific enzymes, these enzymes are used as a diagnostic marker for myocardial injury.
_____ is a series of tests to measure total cholesterol, high density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein, and triglycerides.

FUNCTION: _____
Lipid panel

FUNCTION:
The lipid panel is used to assess risk factors of ischemic heart disease.
_____ is a radiological examination of the aorta and its branches following the injection of a contrast medium via a catheter.

FUNCTION: _____
Aortography

FUNCTION:
Aortography is used to assess the aorta and its branches for heart disease.
_____ is radiological examination of the blood vessels of and around the heart.

FUNCTION: _____
Coronary angiography

FUNCTION:
Coronary angiography is used to assess the blood vessels of and around the heart for disease.