Diagnostic Testing for Health Assestments

Dr. Peter House discusses diagnostic testing in health assessments.

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Dr. Peter House discusses diagnostic testing in health assessments.
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Featuring Dr. Peter House, MD
Diagnostic Testing for Health Assestments Duration: 56 seconds

The diagnostic test for a CHA consists of the following: the hearing of the patient is evaluated in an audiology booth, which is a silent booth where they wear headphones to evaluate their hearing, both in their right and left ear.

They then have a lung function test done called spirometry where they breathe forcefully into a tube which is connected to a computer which generates lung function.

They then have an evaluation of their eye pressure for the risk of glaucoma, which is an inherited disease that commonly occurs after age 40 and is a common cause of blindness.

They then will have the final test which is an electrocardiogram at rest, lying on an examination table to evaluate the resting status of the heart.

Presenter: Dr. Peter House, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

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