Usually, doctors ordered an EKG test for heart
rthymn, then an echocardiogram to check the heart
valves and listen to them, then off to the stress test on the trendmill and another echocardiogram to see what it shows during exercise. If these tests look abnormal, the doctor will order an angiogram. The angiogram is the best procedure and provides the most knowledge for blocked arteries. If needed, they can also measure the pressures in the valves during the angiogram.