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Cor Pulmonale tests
Cor Pulmonale

Tests could include:

  • An echocardiogram test uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. Your doctor uses this test to monitor how your heart is functioning.
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  • An electrocardiogram is a painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Your doctor may order this test if they think you have a heart problem.
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  • A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, and lungs.
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  • 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.
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  • A lung diffusion test is used to examine how your lungs are processing air. It can help your doctor determine how well your respiratory system is working.
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  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. PFTs are also known as spirometry or lung function tests.
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  • 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...
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  • Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to evaluate heart function and diagnose heart conditions. Learn about the procedure and its uses.
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  • Find information on why a blood gas test done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to interpret the test results.
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