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Tests could include:
- History and Physical Exam
- Cardiac Echo
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Color Doppler Echocardiography
- Chest X-Ray
- Ventilation Perfusion Scan
- Radionuclide Ventriculography of the Heart
- Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
- Swan-Ganz Catheterization
- High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of Lungs
- Lung Function Tests
- Ultrasound Scan
- Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Open Biopsy of Lung
- B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Test
- Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of a heart, allowing a doctor to monitor how the heart and its valves are functioning. An echocardiogram, or "echo," can help spot blood clots, fluid in the sac around the he...
An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by an electrical signal that starts at the top of your heart and travels to the bottom. Hear...
An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, ...
A Swan-Ganz catheterization is a type of pulmonary artery catheterization procedure. It is a diagnostic test used to determine whether any hemodynamic abnormalities exist in the heart and lungs. It can be a useful test for people who have recently...
From asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there are a variety of conditions that can affect the lungs. Wheezing or general shortness of breath may be signs that the lungs are not functioning exactly as they should be. When patie...
Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able to supply oxygen to the rest of your body. Your doctor may order these tests: if y...
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
Cardiac catheterization is a hospital procedure used to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions. In the procedure, a long narrow catheter is inserted in an artery or vein in the groin, neck, or arm. This tube threads through...
Your red blood cells transport oxygen and carbon dioxide - blood gases - throughout the body. The oxygen and carbon dioxide levels of your blood and the pH balance of your blood can indicate the presence of certain medical conditions, such as card...