Lab Assessments

Relevant Labs associated with Heart Failure:

  • Electrolytes
    • Sodium
    • Potassium
    • Magnesium
    • Calcium
    • Chloride
    • Renal Function
      • BUN (blood urea nitrogen)
      • serum creatinine
      • Creatinine clearance
  • Hemoglobin & Hematocrit
  • B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP
  • Urine analysis
  • Albumin
  • ABG’s (arterial blood gases)

Relevant Imaging:

  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

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