4 doctors weighed in:

How do physician differentiate between a heart problem and a fluid problem?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Clinically

And by a variety of testing.
..Chest cray, ekg, echocardiogram, stress testing & sometimes angiogram.

In brief: Clinically

And by a variety of testing.
..Chest cray, ekg, echocardiogram, stress testing & sometimes angiogram.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
Thank
Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: History & Exam

If there is congestive heart failure, it is a heart problem. Congestive heart failure is diagnosed by a thorough history and physical examination.
Feet/ankle swelling without congestive heart failure would be attributed to excess fluid +/- venous insufficiency (problem with the veins).

In brief: History & Exam

If there is congestive heart failure, it is a heart problem. Congestive heart failure is diagnosed by a thorough history and physical examination.
Feet/ankle swelling without congestive heart failure would be attributed to excess fluid +/- venous insufficiency (problem with the veins).
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors