Heart Failure

Diagnosis of Heart Failure

Jennifer Kong

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Briefly describe what cardiac ultrasound is and how it is used in the diagnosis of heart failure.

Cardiac Ultrasound (Echocardiography)

Listen to Heather Bourke, a cardiac sonographer, introduce her field of diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound). She shows real echocardiography clips while speaking about what a patient can expect during echocardiography and the role of sonography in diagnosis of diseases.

Cardiac Ultrasound by Heather Bourke & Jennifer Kong, licensed under All rights reserved

Section Review

  • Health care professionals work collaboratively in the diagnosis and management of heart failure and complications.
  • Cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) shows the real time pumping of the heart, thus helping to measure ventricular wall movement and ejection fraction.

Review Questions


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