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Diagnostic Procedures of the Cardiovascular System

angiocardiography radiopaque dye is infected and xrays are taken of the heart and arteries as the dye moves through the heart
angiography radiopaque dye is injected and xrays are taken of an artery or arteries
cardiac catheterization inserting a catheter into a vein and threading the catheter to the heart to check for abnormalities and obstructions; cardiac pressure will also be evaluated
cardiac enzymes a blood sample is taken to check the levels of the enzymes released when the heart muscle is damaged or heart muscle cell death
cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (mri) magnetic waves produce an image that's studied to detect defects
complete blood count (cbc) measures red and white blood cells, the types and number of different white blood cells present, and hemoglobin and hematocrit
doppler ultrasonography measurement of sound waves to determine heart or blood vessel damage
echocardiogram ultrasound waves produce a graphic image of the heart
electrocardiogram (ekg) records the electric activity of the heart
electrolytes blood sample that measures sodium, potassium, and chloride levels
holter monitor records the electrical activity of the heart for 24 to 48 hours, monitoring a person's normal daily activities, to detect abnormal heart activity
pa and lateral of the chest xray of the heart and lungs
prothrombin a blood sample to check clotting time
serum lipoprotein blood test to measure cholesterol and triglycerides (plaque causing)
stress test treadmill test, where the speed and incline of the treadmill are gradually increased, during the test, ekg and oxygen levels are monitored
venography radiopaque dye is injected and xrays are taken of the veins
Created by: kate8686