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Friday, September 30, 2011

Heart tests guide your family doc, cardiologist to appropriate treatments

INDIANAPOLIS – So what does an EKG, stress test, echocardiogram, cardiac CT scan or MRI reveal to doctors? Plenty or sometimes nothing at all.

Cardiac tests might be ordered by a family physician or cardiologist to check heart function and allow them to develop the best course of therapy for patients.

The public has the opportunity to learn what these tests mean at a Franciscan St. Francis Heart Center-sponsored seminar led by cardiologist Sree Paleru, M.D., of St. Francis Medical Group Indiana Heart Physicians.

The class, which is free to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Heart Center, 8111 S. Emerson Ave.

To register, call 317-782-4422 or register on-line at and click on the “education” link.

To learn more about services offered at the St. Francis Heart Center, go to,