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How is CHF diagnosed?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Chf
History, physical exam, ekg, chest x-ray, echocardiogram are tools to make such a diagnosis.
Primary symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in the feet or legs.

In brief: Chf
History, physical exam, ekg, chest x-ray, echocardiogram are tools to make such a diagnosis.
Primary symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, swelling in the feet or legs.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: History, testing
The combination of symptoms and objective physical findings is a startting point, confirmed by echocardiography which has the advantage of not only confirming the diagnosis, but helping sort out the causes, which then help direct targeted treatment.
Blood tests to help confirm the diagnosis (bnp) and evaluate metabolic causes are useful. Modern treatment is successful to improve quality of life.

In brief: History, testing
The combination of symptoms and objective physical findings is a startting point, confirmed by echocardiography which has the advantage of not only confirming the diagnosis, but helping sort out the causes, which then help direct targeted treatment.
Blood tests to help confirm the diagnosis (bnp) and evaluate metabolic causes are useful. Modern treatment is successful to improve quality of life.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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