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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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you're experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. Learn more.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to evaluate heart function and diagnose heart conditions. Learn about the procedure and its uses.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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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