There are lots of different tests to diagnose or manage a heart condition.

What to expect

It’s normal to feel a bit nervous if you’re sent for a test. Some involve tech equipment, which may feel impersonal. Knowing what to expect may help you feel more at ease.

A healthcare professional will explain these tests to you beforehand. If you feel uneasy, tell them as they can reassure you. It can also help if your partner, relative or friend goes along with you. They may be able to sit with you during the test and when you speak to the doctor.

Where to find out more

  • Visit
  • University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Speak to your GP