Left Heart Failure tests
Left Heart Failure

Tests could include:

  • 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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  • 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 stress echocardiogram tests how well your heart and blood vessels are working, especially under stress.
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  • An exercise stress test is used to learn how well your heart responds when it is working hard. You will be asked to exercise while hooked up to an EKG machine.
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  • A heart MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses magnets and radio waves to create an image of your heart and nearby blood vessels, without a surgical incision.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • A heart CT scan is used to view your heart and blood vessels. It can diagnose birth defects, buildup of plaque that may be blocking arteries, and tumors.
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  • Liver function tests measure levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood to help screen for problems such as infections, scarring, and disorders.
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  • A myocardial biopsy is a surgical procedure where a doctors takes a small sample of your heart muscle tissue for testing.
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