Misdiagnosis of Heart failure


About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Heart failure or confirming a diagnosis of Heart failure, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Heart failure may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Heart failure. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Heart failure as an alternative diagnosis: The other diseases for which Heart failure is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Heart failure: Tests help rule out other possible causes of symptoms. The symptoms of heart failure can result when the heart is made to work too hard, instead of from damaged muscle. Conditions that overload the heart occur rarely and include severe anemia and thyrotoxicosis (a disease resulting from an overactive thyroid gland). 1

Misdiagnosis cases for Heart failure: No cases available yet.

1. excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI

Last revision: May 29, 2003

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