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Ratings of screening tests for heart disease

When it comes to screening tests for heart disease, more is not always better. Some people get tests they don't need while failing to get those they do. To help you choose the tests that are best for you, based on your age, gender, and risk level, here are our Ratings of heart screening tests.

What's behind the Ratings?

These Ratings are based on research by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group that develops recommendations on preventive health care, combined with our additional analysis.

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This project was made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Attorney General on behalf of Attorneys General of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, from litigation-settlement funds to benefit the health-care needs of consumers with high blood pressure and angina.

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