Free Valet Parking

Beginning 10/2/17, Doylestown Hospital will provide complimentary valet services from 7 am–5 pm for patients and visitors. Learn more

Heart Failure Screening and Diagnosis

To determine whether you have heart failure below are commonly diagnostic tests your healthcare team may order:

  • Laboratory blood work: To check drug levels, chemistry, blood counts, etc.
  • Prothrombin Time (INR): To monitor blood thinning from warfarin (Coumadin).
  • Chest X-ray: To evaluate fluid in the lungs.
  • Echocardiogram: To evaluate how well the heart pumps and valves function.
  • Exercise Stress Testing: To evaluate coronary artery blockages.
  • Cardiac Catheterization: To evaluate coronary artery blockages, heart pressures and blood flow to vital organs.
  • Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing (VO2): To evaluate exercise tolerance and effectiveness of medicines.