A 46-year-old member asked:
can an ekg and having blood drawn and tested show heart failure?
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Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 are supplemental to the diagnosis.
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Cardiac Electrophysiology 39 years experience
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 indicate congestive heart failure.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2019
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