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Help please. Could ekgs or blood tests show heart failure?

Help please. Could ekgs or blood tests show heart failure?

Non-specific: Ecg can be non-specific. A blood test called a bnp level can help differentiate heart failure versus other conditions that may cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Which serious problems can a blood test show about a person?

Which serious problems can a blood test show about a person?

Many: There are thousands of different blood tests and many of these show different types of disorders ranging from treatable infections to advanced cancers and genetic disorders. Is a particular blood test of concern to you? ...Read more

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Can a routine blood test show abnormalities due to cancer?

Can a routine blood test show abnormalities due to cancer?

It depends...: If we are talking of the specific cancer type: leukaemia or lymphoma (depending on the type) than, yes, these cancers can be detected in routine blood test. Cancers of solid organs do not present as abnormality in the routine blood test.However, certain changes (anemia) can trigger a search for possible cause, bleeding from colon cancer, for example. ...Read more

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Which things can a blood test show?

Many: If depends on the test done. There are thousands of different blood tests that look for different entities. See this site for more info. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/blood_test_135, 49/. ...Read more

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Can an EKG and having blood drawn and tested show heart failure?

Can an EKG and having blood drawn and tested show heart failure?

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. ...Read more

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Can a CBC blood test show mental disorders?

Can a CBC blood test show mental disorders?

Alcoholism: The CBC can give a strong hint of alcoholism, but sometimes that turns out to be a vitamin b 12 or Folic Acid deficiency. ...Read more

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Would a heart attack show up in normal blood work? Or is there a specific blood test they do?

Would a heart attack show up in normal blood work? Or is there a specific blood test they do?

Request: There are specific tests: troponins and CPK that show enzyme leakage from damaged heart cells. The usual CBC and chemistry panels may not include these. ...Read more

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Can it be that a blood test suspect heart problems?

Yes. But, misses too: Blood test can show if you have currently active heart attack (troponin) and if you have had very recent heart attack (cpk/mb). Also, cardiac CRP can suggest risk of heart disease. High cholesterol can suggest risk of heart disease but many have it with normal heart. Blood tests can be ok still with heart problems. If doc suspects heart problem he will add ekg and echo (ultrasound) to blood work. ...Read more

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Could blood work show if you had a heart attack?

Could blood work show if you had a heart attack?

Yes: There are a number of tests that can show heart muscle damage. The most sensitive one is a test called a troponin-i level. That is basically only found in the heart, and if it is elevated, it may indicate heart muscle damage. The question remains if it is a current heart attack, or if it happened before. That can only be determined if you get a series of tests in a row. ...Read more

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How can a CBC blood test show signs of cancer?

How can a CBC blood test show signs of cancer?

Cbc: Yes, there are some abnormal features that you can see in CBC ( and peripheral blood smears) that would increase your suspicion towards certain blood cancer-for instance- circulating blast cells ( immature white blood cells) in acute leukemia, and other features that you can see in chronic leukemia- i.e. Cml, cll. You can not see any sign of solid cancer from cbc, however, . ...Read more

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What conditions will a CRP blood test detect?

What conditions will a CRP blood test detect?

None: C-reactive protein measures degree of inflammation in many diseases but does not actually detect any. ...Read more

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Could a pulmonary function test cause a heart attack?

Could a pulmonary function test cause a heart attack?

No: In more than 30 years of pulmonary medicine i've never heard of a heart attack occurring during pulmonary function tests. ...Read more

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Can just a one-off blood test show dehydration?

Can just a one-off blood test show dehydration?

More data: Blood and urine testing can help confirm a diagnosis of dehydration, but it is also dependent on the physical exam and history of the patient. Using just the lab result alone, it would be difficult to confidently say that a patient was dehydrated. ...Read more

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What can a tilt table test determine? Can it show poor blood circulation?

Tilt table: This test is used to check changes in blood pressure when lying flat on a table and then when being upright ( perpendicular to the ground ). Some people have dizziness when they get out of bed and stand up.Their body does not adjust to postural changes.Gravity causes a drop in blood pressure.This test recreates these postural changes while monitoring the changes in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can an EKG treadmill test with normal results rule out heart disease? Or do I need other tests to test for CAD & heart structure problems or blockage?

Can an EKG treadmill test with normal results rule out heart disease? Or do I need other tests to test for CAD & heart structure problems or blockage?

Probably: If you are healthy 36 y/o woman with no symptoms and no risk factors, then probably normal exercise stress test is all you need. If you have risk factors or symptoms, then you could consider coronary cta, nuclear stress test or even cardiac cath. ...Read more

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What will a creatine kinase (ck) blood test show? Will it show heart failure or such?

What will a creatine kinase (ck) blood test show? Will it show heart failure or such?

Muscle damage: Ck is elevated in cases of damage to muscles, it included skeletal muscle, heart muscle and smooth muscle. There are different types of ck and pathologists can distinguish which muscle group may be affected. Ck is usually not affected in uncomplicated heart failure. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect all lymphatic diseases?

Can a blood test detect all lymphatic diseases?

No, may need biopsy.: A blood test can detect some lymphomas with high lymphocyte peripheral blood count, but fine needle aspiration of some lymph nodes, and/or a lymph node biopsy may be needed. This can be used to distinguish between types of lymphoma, like hodgkin's vs. Non-hodgkin's, mantle cell vs. B-cell, t-cell, infection, cancers, etc.. Specific markers for b and t cells are also used. ...Read more