Weaned

This is a term used when a patient is being taken off of the breathing machine and is only undertaken when their condition is improving.

X-ray

An X ray of the chest will often be performed as part of an initial assessment or a follow up appointment. This will show the size and shape of the heart and also helps to demonstrate effects of heart problems on the lungs (e.g. congestion of the lungs). Enlargement of the heart and abnormalities of … Read more