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how can i test to see if i have heart failure

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes--: Sounds like they have run you through the mill -- ok now it's time for your doctors to conclude --.
Dr. Russell Cornell
45 years experience Cardiology
In general-yes: In general the tests done are sufficient if however the diagnosis is still in doubt other tests can be considered such as a blood test called a brain ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Generally, yes: There are two types of heart failure, systolic and diastolic. The echo alone is enough to exclude systolic failure and to make diastolic failure quit ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: Your health issues are too involved for this forum. Your doctor's advice seems appropriate. Wish you good health!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
The tests for Heart failure include:: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Xray of chest, Complete blood count, Thyroid blood tests, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Troponin, B type natriur ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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LEFT SIDED FAILURE: The usual test for left sided failure includes pro bnp and if elevated suggest l.V failure .Next test is chest x-ray and if it shows cardiomegaly with ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Physical exam and: Echocardiogram of the heart.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: The usual symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath with or without leg swelling -- and the diagnosis is made by a thorough clinical exam ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heart failure ?'s: True "heart failure" will usually be a constant once having occurred. Get a referral to a cardiologist who may order what is called an ECHO cardiogra ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: The heart is a very dynamic organ. Any evaluation is only accurate during the test. For instance heart failure can be very dependent on extra fluid ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: The variation you described is not clinically meaningful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
What you're likely..: referring to are changes in mental status or what we call "encephalopathy", I'd imagine. Certainly, strokes are known to also occur in CHF since a lo ... Read More

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