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The aims of the HEART scan are to assess:
The views used by a HEART scan are the same as or a subset of the full transthoracic views. Views are obtained from up to three windows where possible:
A positive result on a HEART scan will indicate that there is a clinically significant abnormality in cardiac status. This is essentially a screening test. It does not quantify the severity of the abnormality.
Formal echocardiography is recommended, where clinically indicated, for the majority of positive HEART scans to confirm the abnormalities, quantify the severity, and identify any other pathology that may be present.
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