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  • Should I undergo an elective cardiac catheterization to look for blockages in my arteries?
  • How often should my doctor order tests to monitor the size of my aortic aneurysm?
  • Do I need regular echocardiograms to monitor the severity of my aortic valve regurgitation?
  • Should I be tested for a connective tissue disorder?
  • Do I need a stress test to search for the cause of my cardiomyopathy?
  • I've had a deep vein thrombosis, should I be screened for cancer?
  • If I've had a deep vein thrombosis, should I be screened for any blood-clotting disorders?
  • Do I need an ultrasound of the heart, also known as an echocardiogram, to evaluate my heart murmur?
  • Should I have a stress test for angina?
  • Since I have deep vein thrombosis, should my family members be screened for blood clots too?
  • How often should my cardiac function be monitored because of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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