A 75-year-old male asked:
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is an echocardiogram enough to determine if one has congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: ECG is not a test for heart failure. The diagnosis is generally made by clinical examination and a lab test for BNP.
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Feb 1, 2018

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