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Is it possible to have a heart attack even if my echocardiogram is normal

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There is no test which if normal guarantees that you will not get a heart attack. And the echocardiogram is not good for predictiong a heart attack an ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Diffe ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Echocardiogram can indirectly suggest the possibility of a heart attack, but can also be more or less normal after a small heart attack. Its primary u ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A normal Echo usually means the valves and pumping action of your heart is normal. However you would need a stress test and nuclear scan of your hear ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Close to zero: The chance that a young woman has a heart attack is pretty low. Add to that a normal stress test, that makes the risk even lower.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Was the: Echo study done with or without EXERCISE ? If it was a "stress echo" that was negative , congrats, the chances of signicant "PREMATURE" coronary disea ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
No: An echocardiogram is just a test, an ultrasound of the heart. There are no side effects.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Risk stratification: No test can predict the future. But abnormalities in heart wall motion at rest or under stress can help determine if you are at high risk for a heart ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: Stress testing increases work a heart has to do ; can cause a heart attack by decreased blood or abnormal heart rhythms. The incidence of death or ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Anxiety: Sorry, when you list CAD as a diagnosis you actually have, then while you may actually be all anxiety driven, we can't give you reassurance. You need ... Read More

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