By Campion E. Quinn

ISBN-10: 0763738972

ISBN-13: 9780763738976

ISBN-10: 1435603303

ISBN-13: 9781435603301

No matter if you or a friend has been clinically determined with congestive middle failure, the quantity and sort of analysis and therapies could be overwhelming. This priceless source deals the advice and recommendation you wish. Written via a in demand healthcare professional and by way of a pace-setter in sufferer aid for this devastating disorder, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Congestive center Failure delivers authoritative, sensible solutions for your questions, together with reasons, prognosis, remedies, caliber of existence, care giving, resources of help, and masses extra.

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A cardiac catheterization provides measurements of cardiac output and pressures within the heart and the major vessels going to and from the heart. During the test, a catheter (or hollow tube) is inserted through a large blood vessel and into the heart and is used to obtain these measurements. A dye is injected into the catheter that makes it easier to view the arteries and the structure of the heart by X-ray. A special camera is then used to determine how much of the dye is ejected from the heart with each beat.

Tests to measure serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels may help determine a risk for coronary artery disease. A count of the white blood cells under a microscope can help to reveal infections and a measure of red blood cells can reveal a critical decrease in red blood cells or anemia. Anemia is a blood condition that occurs either when there are not enough red blood cells or when there is not enough hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Hemoglobin is the iron-containing substance in red blood cells that enables the blood to transport oxygen through the body.

What is contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a technique used by radiologists and cardiologists to create a picture of the heart to see if it is working correctly. The scan does not use X-rays; rather, it uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create images of the heart. The images of the heart can be improved by using contrast agents to enhance the picture. Special contrast agents (also called dyes) are injected into the patient’s arm while the MRI machine is taking a picture of the heart.

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