3 Tests Used To Help Diagnose Chest Pain
Chest pain is a vague symptom that can have benign or serious underlying causes. There are several tests used to help detect the reason for chest pain and determine if the reason is cardiac in nature. Electrocardiogram One of the first tests used for chest pain is an electrocardiogram (ECG) because it is non-invasive and fast. During the test, electrodes are placed on different areas of the chest, which are used to detect electrical activity of the heart.