Which tests are performed to exclude differential diagnoses of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Electrocardiography (ECG) and ventilation-perfusion scans help to exclude pneumonia mimics. ECGs, cardiac enzymes, and Swan-Ganz readings may rule out left ventricular failure caused by exacerbation of heart failure or new myocardial infarction.


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