Cardiac failure

Last updated: Thursday, 18, November, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Pathology tests may be helpful in determining the cause, detecting exacerbating conditions, evaluating electrolyte abnormalities, especially in relation to drug treatment, and in monitoring drug treatment eg, Digoxin.

SeeĀ Therapeutic drug monitoring. BNP or NT-BNP may be used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring the response to therapy.

Myocardial ischaemia, including

Hypertension

Cardiomyopathy

Congenital heart disease

Valvular heart disease

Pericardial disease

SeeĀ Pericarditis.

Anaemia

Hyperthyroidism

Hypothyroidism