Screening for Heart Attack
by Debra Wood, RN
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are given to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
Screening is not done specifically for a heart attack, but your annual physical should provide an assessment of your heart attack risk. Assessment includes:
If you are at high risk for having a heart attack, your doctor may want further evaluation on a more frequent basis.
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