Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

does ekg show heart failure

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
20 years experience Cardiology
Non-specific: Ecg can be non-specific. A blood test called a bnp level can help differentiate heart failure versus other conditions that may cause shortness of bre ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
14 years experience Cardiology
It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggest ... Read More
1
1 comment
Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
Not really: I would respectfully provide an alternate view from the previous respondents. While their answers were factually correct pls remember that heart failu ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Not on their own : Heart failure is diagnosed by taking a good history and performing a careful physical examination of the patient. The ekg and a blood test such as bnp ... Read More
Dr. Antonella Quattromani
39 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
CHF: The ECG can show signs of enlargement of the heart and other abnormalities that can be associated with CHF there is a blood test called bnp that can ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Please discuss the test results with your doctor and he/she may be in better position to tell you the correct answer. With the information you provide ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
No: No CHF would not show up on ECG but is diagnosed by echocardiogram & symptoms.
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Ecg can detect rhythm abnormalities and certain changes in the heart that may be associated with heart failure, however cannot diagnose heart failure.
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
ECG: Ecg does not diagnose heart failure. It is possible to have a completely normal ECG and have heart failure. It isn't highly likely but it is possible.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
It can give clues: Heart failure is a complicated diagnosis to make and is usually based on history and physical exam findings. An ekg may give clues that point towards ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
CHF : Heart failure is a symptom complex. Many abnormalities can cause chf. CHF is uncommon in the 20's.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
No: Propranolol is quite safe but effect on anxiety is mild to moderate only (although it can work very well in some patients) It is worth the try. Pleas ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month