Making smart screening decisions: Part 3: Cardiac screening tests

Published: November, 2012

Learn which heart screening tests you need, and which ones aren't worth the cost.

With about five times as many women dying from heart attacks as from breast cancer, cardiac screening should feature prominently on our list of health concerns. Even so, we don't necessarily need to have every cardiac screening test that's available to us. Dr. Loryn Feinberg, director of the Women's Cardiovascular Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, explains which tests we need—and which ones could expose us to unnecessary risks.

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