Chapter 7. Investigations

  1. Christopher Nicholson BA (Hons), MSc (Clinical Nursing), RGN

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch7

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook

How to Cite

Nicholson, C. (2007) Investigations, in Heart Failure: A Clinical Nursing Handbook, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988107.ch7

Author Information

  1. Cardiac Nurse Specialist—Heart Failure, Central Lancashire PCT

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057605

Online ISBN: 9780470988107

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Keywords:

  • patient assessment;
  • heart failure;
  • diagnosis;
  • health risk;
  • genetic cardiomyopathies

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Use of Investigations

  • Investigations for Diagnosis

  • Investigations for Follow-up

  • Heart Failure Screening

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

  • Echocardiogram

  • Chest X-ray (CXR)

  • Blood Tests

  • Cardiac Catheterisation

  • Impedance Cardiography (ICG)

  • Nuclear Imaging