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Left Heart Failure tests
Left Heart Failure

Tests could include:

  • 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, and heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stress echocardiogram tests how well your heart and blood vessels are working, especially under stress. Read on to learn more.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A coronary angiography is a test to find out if you have a blockage in your coronary artery. Learn more about its uses.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An echocardiogram test uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. It's used to monitor your heart function. Learn more about what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
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