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can an ekg detect marijuana

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
It : It is not safe to smoke marijuana if you are succeptible to panic attacks. This is because subtances in the drug can make people feel paranoid and con ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Pain: stabbing pain is Unlikely to be cardiac. Pot could possibly be related but not common
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Unclear: Medical marijuana is legal in several states, and many pts are convinced of benefits in headaches and other pain syndromes. Yet, research, to convinc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: Information you are referring to is likely from the study at vanderbilt university done on mice and marijuana. However, this has not yet been replicat ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: There are no eeg abnormalities specific for cannabis intoxication. There are, howrver, other demonstrable abnalites in brain finction that can last m ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Crazy wavy--no: Eegs detect effects of all sorts of things on brain electrical functioning but none are specific to any drug, or bacteria, or chemical. Serum, blood a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Anxiety and ekg: Alterations in ekg are not uncommon, especially with panic attacks. Correcting the anxiety symptoms reverts the ekg to normal. Discuss tx options with ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: The art of reading ekgs is age-old. Now in the computerization age, we may "see" even more. There are very specific patterns on ekg which will show if ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience in Family Medicine
WPW: An eeg checks brain activity so it will not detect wpw. The ekg will show the typical delta wave on the qrs complex to diagnose the condition. The mai ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Sure: Depends how long you use it. This can be 5 seconds, or minutes, or one day or one week or even longer...
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Endoscopy is meant to look at the anatomy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (or the colon, using a different kind of scope). Smoking may cause c ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Not recommended: Due to the radiation. An ultrasound is the recommended way to evaluate a pregnancy.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ecg: Ecg shows electrical activity, it can suggest heart enlargement but isn't an anatomic study.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience in Neurology
No: Eeg is mainly used to detect seizure. Other diseases including tumor can give abnormal eeg, but these abnormalities are nonspecific as to cause.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Holter: Holter only shows heart rhythms.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Echo: Many test choices. Echo shows structure and function. Angio shows blood vessels. Nuclear shows perfusion. They all show additional things too and ther ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and No: EKG can show some changes in Q and S waves and ST. Elevation may suggest old myocardial infarction. Hotter monitor is a device that registers heart r ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faysal Saab
8 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: "Heart problems" can mean different things. EKG and nuclear stress test are used to look for blockages in the vessels in your heart. They can tell you ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Any drug: Tests can be designed to detect any drug. What drug are you concerned about?
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Angina: Angina is a symptom that can be caused by a number of things. Your heart is 100% not causing your symptoms. Please stop wasting money and energy on wh ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: You may note an irregular rhythm on any of these tests. When specifically searching for an arrhythmia, other tests may be superior.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: A stress test is designed to progressively increase the heart rate and cardiac workload in order to bring out signs and symptoms of obstructive corona ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Certain body types such as morbid obesity can cause poor images. Pts with COPD will also result in poor pictures as well. Some remenants from when w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
No: A standard echocardiogram (echo) does not evaluate atherosclerosis, although if there has been a heart attack and heart muscle damage the effects may ... Read More

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