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Diagnosis: Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal Systems Tests

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Start with the cardiovascular (CV) and gastrointestinal (GI) systems. Using your knowledge of these systems, list common diagnostic tests, starting with the least invasive and least costly and moving to the more invasive and more costly illness. They can reflect different diagnostic procedures for different medical illnesses associated with that body system. Format your flowchart to allow for brief descriptions of the each test and a summary of how they are different from each other. Differences can include ages at which the test might be more frequently performed, common locations for testing, invasiveness, or other options you can brainstorm. List four tests in each system.

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One approach to help you with an assignment such as this is to provide a tentative outline and then information to consider for each section. This is the approach this response takes. I also attached this response in Word, for the active links.

The assignment requirements are quite specific about what you need to include in your flowchart and in what order. Have you given some thought to how you will design your flowchart? Perhaps a three or four column chart (Diagnostic Cardiovascular Testing, Types, Description; and below will be: Diagnostic Gastrointestinal (GI) Testing, Types, Description) might be effective.
Your tentative outline will look something to the effect:

I. Diagnostic Cardiovascular (CV) Tests (brief description of each test, and summary of how each differs e.g., diagnosis, invasiveness, locations, frequency, etc.).

a. Non-Invasive Programmed Stimulation (NIPS)
b. Stress Testing
c. Tilt Table Testing
d. Ultrasound Testing

II. Diagnostic Gastrointestinal (GI) Testing

a. Cutaneous electrogastrography (EGG)
b. Barium enema
c. Upper GI Series
d. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Now let's look at some information for you to consider for your flowchart outline, which includes differences of location, invasiveness, etc.

1. Diagnostic Cardiovascular (CV) Testing

The medical team of the CardioVascular Center, such as that at The Chester County Hospital, is committed to engaging patients in all five components of heart disease management. Prevention, diagnostics, interventions, rehabilitation and secondary prevention are all critically important to overall heart health. Like other cardiovascular centers, they offer a full spectrum of diagnostic cardiovascular testing to determine the most effective treatment plan. Diagnostic tests are used to determine if a person has cardiovascular disease, such as:

· Non-Invasive Programmed Stimulation (NIPS) (see attached response for active links).
· Stress Testing
· Tilt Table Testing
· Ultrasound Testing
· Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
· Echocardiography (ECHO)
· Electrocardiogram (ECG)
· Electrophysiology Study (EPS)
· Peripheral Angiography (http://www.cchosp.com/cchheart.asp?p=387).

Diagnostic GI Testing

1. Cutaneous electrogastrography (EGG)

Cutaneous electrogastrography (EGG) is a noninvasive test that ...

Solution Summary

This solution describes the cardiovascular (CV) and gastrointestinal (GI) systems listing common diagnostic tests, starting with the least invasive and least costly and moving to the more invasive and more costly illness pointing out essential differences.