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What are the tests for left-sided heart failure?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Multiple

Physical examination, chest x-ray, bnp (brain natruretic peptide) are the tools used most of the time.
In some cases, echocardiography and cardiac catheterization are required.

In brief: Multiple

Physical examination, chest x-ray, bnp (brain natruretic peptide) are the tools used most of the time.
In some cases, echocardiography and cardiac catheterization are required.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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 evidence of chf. Next test is echocardiography and finally left ventriculography.

In brief: 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 evidence of chf. Next test is echocardiography and finally left ventriculography.
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
Dr. Ravinder Rustagi
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