Heart Failure
  
  heart failure tests
  
heart  I am having a test called an echocardiogram. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having a test called a MUGA. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having a test called a Vo2 or Vo2max stress test. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having a test called a biopsy. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having a test called a cath or catheterization. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having a test called an MRI. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having a test called a BNP test. What is it? Will it hurt?
heart  I am having some "routine" blood tests. What are they?
  more frequently asked questions
  
heart  What causes heart failure?
heart  Why do I need a special doctor to handle my CHF?
heart  Where do I find a CHF specialist in my area?
heart  What are the official guidelines for treating heart failure patients?
heart  What is this EF or ejection fraction you talk about?
heart  What is diastolic heart failure? How is it different?
heart  What is this swelling in my feet, ankles and hands? What does it mean? Edema explained
heart  Should I exercise? Why? How much?
heart  What exactly is "end-stage" heart failure?
heart  Are you ever too young to get heart failure?
heart  What are target doses?
heart  Can I fly in commercial airplanes with CHF? What should I watch out for when I travel?
heart  When I lie down, I can't breathe. What can I do?
heart  Do I qualify for Social Security Disability?
heart  What if I'm also diabetic?
heart  What is a "third heart sound" or S3 & S4?
heart  My potassium pills are measured in meq. What in the world is an meq?
heart  Where are illustrations of various heart defects and conditions?

All information on this site is opinion only. All concepts, explanations, trials, and studies have been re-written in plain English and may contain errors. I am not a doctor. Use the reference information at the end of each article to search MedLine for more complete and accurate information. All original copyrights apply. No information on this page should be used by any person to affect their medical, legal, educational, social, or psychological treatment in any way. I am not a doctor. This web site and all its pages, graphics, and content copyright © 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Jon C.

Talk to Jon Site Index