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How often do I need a heart cath test
"Cath tests" should never be done routinely. You certainly need to be checked regularly, but that can be done with office visits. If anything changes in your symptoms that makes your doctor concerned you have cardiac symptoms, you should have a stress ECHO:
Only if that test is positive and different from before should a catherization be considered.
Meanwhile, you need treatment for cholesterol, which is undoubtedly abnormal, as well as try your best with diet & exercise, stop smoking and lose weight (whatever fits your profile):
Meanwhile check your risk for heart disease:
Hope this helps,
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