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A 55-year-old male asked about a 95-year-old male:

What blood tests , to verify the heart functioning , can be performed to an elderly man (95 years old) with vascular dementia. vasovagal syntoms.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: Apart from labs to look for a recent heart attack, and natriuretic peptide to evaluate for pump failure, blood work isn't that helpful in this situation.

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Last updated Apr 25, 2015

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