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

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 57 years experience
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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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 34 years experience
Yes it is possible: A normal echocardiogram only suggests that the heart function is good at the time of the test. It does not assess the risk of heart attack. If you ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
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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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Yes: The significant word is was! ekg and echo are good at the time and about some history but if symptomatic, new ones are needed along with exam , blood... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Sorting out: Stress echocardiogram specifically tests heart function. CAT scanning, MRI, and arteriograms are used to look at carotids, and other arteries directl... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 57 years experience
No: An echocardiogram is just a test, an ultrasound of the heart. There are no side effects.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 years experience
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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A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 21 years experience
An : An echocardiogram is a procedure that uses high frequency ultrasound waves to evaluate your heart.Typically it will assess: • the size of your heart... Read More
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