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Tests could include:
- Chest X-Ray
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- History and Physical Exam
- Heart Sound Evaluation
- Stress Echocardiography
- Coronary Angiography
- Breath Sound Evaluation
- Multiple Gated Acquisition (MUGA) Scanning
- Cardiac MRI
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Doppler Echocardiography
- Cardiac Echo
- Exercise Stress Test
- Computed Tomography (CT) of Heart
- Liver Function Tests
- Thyroid Function Test
- Serum Electrolyte Panel
- Blood Urea Nitrogen Measurement
- Serum Aspartate Aminotransferase Measurement
- Serum Total Bilirubin Measurement
- Serum Creatinine Measurement
- Serum Lactate Dehydrogenase Measurement
- Pulse Oximetry
- Serum Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Level
- Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Level
- Serum Creatine Measurement
- Myocardial Biopsy
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...
Stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure used to determine how well your heart and blood vessels are working. You will be asked to exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike while doctors ...
A coronary angiography is a test to determine blockage in a coronary artery. During the coronary angiography, a contrast dye is injected into the arteries through a catheter (thin, plastic tube), while a doctor watches how blood flows through the ...
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...
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...
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...
An exercise stress test is used to determine how well your heart responds during times when it is working the hardest. During the test, you will be asked to exercise-typically on a treadmill-while you are hooked up to an electrocardiogram (EKG). T...
A computed tomography scan-commonly called a CT scan-is a test that uses X-rays to view your heart and blood vessels. These scans use safe amounts of radiation to create detailed images of the body, which can help your doctor to detect any problem...
Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on the liver, but most of them do not measure the overall function of the liver. The mos...
The thyroid is a small gland, shaped like a butterfly, which is located in the lower-front part of your neck. Your doctor can feel your thyroid by pressing his or her fingers gently against your throat. The thyroid is responsible for helping to re...
A blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test checks kidney function by measuring how much urea nitrogen is in your blood.
The heart muscle is known as the myocardium. If your doctor suspects a problem with your heart muscle, you may need a biopsy. This involves removing a small piece of tissue for examination. A heart biopsy is called a myocardial biopsy. A myocardia...