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Can EKG tell you if artery is blocked

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Indirectly/Maybe: An electrocardiogram is a recording of a series of heartbeats in a moment in time. Depending on the severity of the blockage, the symptoms being expe ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Why are you worried?: An ECG will not tell you about the blood vessels in your brain. A blood test cannot tell you if you have a damaged nerve or artery. Why are you worr ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear stress test: I assume you are referring to a nuclear myocardial perfusion stress test where images are acquired and not an EKG treadmill stress without imaging. P ... Read More
Dr. Peter Nefcy
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: When done correctly, this study is good. A positive nuclear stress study indicates significant occlusion of the coronary arteries, and an increased ri ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Usually accurate: Nuclear stress test using exercise (tread mill or drug induced tachycardia) as well as resting phases for comparison. Test detects ischemic or infarct ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alonso Morales Medina
Specializes in Medicina Interna
Stress echocardiogra: Stress ecocardiography can help you find out if you have a high risk of having blocked arteries. If you have an abnormal ECG, please go to a cardiolog ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
See a cardiologist : See a cardiology sub specialist in an academic center who may be more in tune with cardiac presentation in women and get you the correct treatment; or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ECG: the ECG doesn't detect coronary artery lesions that aren't causing a problem. If you are concerned about your arteries work with your doc, eat a Medit ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
30 years experience Cardiology
No: AN EKG is good in the acute setting to diagnose an acute heart attack however a normal EKG does not rule out the presence of coronary artery disease
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Neither.... Treadmill ecg, nuclear test, coronary cta, coronary angiogram...
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Stress test: A stress test will yield evidence of physiologic ischaemia, this can be present without obstructive coronary disease though coronary obstruction is by ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tests: All tests have their situational sensitivity and specificity. In the usual 26y/o it is not likely to have serious vascular obstruction. Choosing a tes ... Read More
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