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what test can i do myself to check if i have heart failure

A 41-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 --.

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A 71-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 36-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
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 female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
A long list: There is a long list of tests that could be done to assess the risk of heart disease, e.g., fasting blood lipids, c-reactive protein, thyroid function ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Spirometry: Spirometry is a simple breathing test that can help identify basic patterns of disease. This test is not used to diagnose a disease but allows you to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See Below: Lose weight, exclude sleep apnea (via a sleep study), and consult a pulmonary hypertension specialist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Absolutely: You should talk to your doctor about the limitations of your physical activity, level of exercise, as well as your diet. And make sure you take your m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Blood work: Often the testing includes a fasting lab glucose and hba1c.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Need more details: Need a full evlauation as o what defect ?Asd/?Vsd// etc need a cardiac imaging ? Echo results can guide theerapy not all defects need treatments.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Testing: If a woman has had unprotected sex and then missed a period, it is time to take a pregnancy test to determine whether or not she is pregnant. Best wis ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Take care. See PCP. : Exercise. Eat a healthy diet. Don't smoke. Talk to your primary care provider.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Common symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, fatigue, lack of energy, swelling. These symptoms can be caused by other diseases too and th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: CHD encompasess a number of disorders with a varied impact on the individual.Some self correct and never result in an adult problem, while others mar ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What test?: When did you drink last? Urine test for ethylglucuronide can be positive for about 80 hours intake of alcohol. There is no medical way to negate the t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Different symptoms: An arrhythmia feels like skipped beats, racing heart, or irregular beat. Checking your pulse can suggest whether its' irregular, if you don't notice ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Certainly: Unfortunately donor pool will be much smaller than if you were rh +ve.Any chance there is relative with o-ve blood type who might donate. Another opti ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
There are no: Specific tests for pcos. It's more of a clinical impression of your physician based upon history, exam, lab and all other factors.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Get transplant eval.: Most transplant programs have multidisciplinary teams which include heart failure/transplant cardiology, surgeon, coordinator, and social worker which ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
We'd love to help: First though we need to know what results you got, what your general health status is, and -- especially -- what your personal physician has told you. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart problem: If you have heart problems see your doctor for diagnosis and therapy if needed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia/diabetes: Arrhythmia and diabetes need to be evaluated and treated. See your doctor....
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
RVH/RBBB: If you have RVH it is possible you could have a condition which causes you disability. It is also possible that you don't. You need to be evaluated by ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Heart attack: Prevention of heart disease depends on risk factors: non- modifiable risk factors are age and heredity. Modifiable risk factors are obesity, smoking, ... Read More

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