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can a blood test show heart problems

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
NO: I've never practiced in the UK, but in the USA, one must specifically request a magnesium measurement. Potassium and magnesium are important electroly ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes. But, misses too: Blood test can show if you have currently active heart attack (troponin) and if you have had very recent heart attack (cpk/mb). Also, cardiac CRP can ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: There are many heart problems, very few are detected with a blood test.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes, depends on the: Type of problem. Heart attack, myocardial infarction, diagnosis depends on blood test for troponin. Blood tests can also diagnose heart failure as wel ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Echo, ECG and blood work do not rule out all types of heart disease.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There should be a: relatively simple answer. You just have not had the right test yet because the Drs are avoiding invasive tests like angiography. Blood tests will not ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Anxiety: they are much more effective than an Internet site telling you that you do not have heart disease. It would benefit you to see you personal physician ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Hypothyroid : Is easily correctable ...Chance of long term cardiac issues is low.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Escitalopram and Seroquel (quetiapine) can each increase QTc interval. When combined the risk of QTc prolongation increases further. The combination i ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: But, may indicate kidney problem, low protein, or simple salt and water retention. See you doc for more testing to determine what is happening.

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