health conditions


Question by  jarz (17)

How do they diagnose CHF?


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

The diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure or CHF is usually confirmed by physical examination, patient history and various tests to determine the functioning of ventricles and heart valves. Stethoscope is used to determine abnormal heart sounds. In patient's history, information about any alcohol or drug abuse, prior chest pains, hypertension is collected. ECG and EKG are also done.


Answer by  linsm (898)

A diagnosis of CHF is arrived at through medical history evaluation, blood work, ultrasounds, ECG and other tests to not only diagnose CHF, but to diagnose the underlying cause.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Congestive heart failure or CHF can be diagnosed rather easily by listening or auscultating the chest sounds of the person in question. CHF results in lung fluid build up.


Answer by  worker259794 (46)

CHF can be diagnosed by chest xray, as well as by a blood test called BNP. Lung sounds will also be a good indication of CHF.


Answer by  Amie1084 (181)

Most commonly, CHF is diagnosed through the research of the patients relevant medical history, physical examinations and through several laboratory tests, which often include electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and an echocardiogram. Heart catheterization, a biopsy of the heart tissue and a brain natriuretic peptide level test may also be used.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

The diagnosis of CHF is confirmed by using stethoscope to detect abnormal heart sound, followed by examination for swelling of vein in neck, swelling in leg or abdomen and electrocardiogram.


Answer by  Lmukeeper (262)

To diagnose CHF, a doctor will first have to use an electrocardiogram in order to get a chest x-ray. Based on a weight ratio to Cardiac bllod pool scans, it can be seen where blood is spooling within the area near the heart. If this is the case then CHF will be diagnosed.

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