Myocarditis tests

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, heart, ...
  • 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 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...
  • A Holter monitor is a small of portable, battery-powered medical device that measures the heart's activity such as rate and rhythm). This testing is ordered when your doctor needs more information about the functioning of your heart than a routine...
  • An magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making an surgical incision. An MRI allows your doctor to see the soft tissues in your body, along with your bones. An MRI can be perf...
  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
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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...
  • 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...
  • A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and involves a simple blood draw. A laboratory tests the blood sample and the results ar...
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