A 30-year-old male asked:
Is echocardiogram alone sufficient for ruling out heart-attack? declined mri due to having bad migraines & sensitivity to the sound of machine.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Dinhoferanswered
Radiology 43 years experience
No: However, if you have a normal Echo and elevated troponin levels, you may have had a small heart attack. Your doctor should have told you about the troponin, if there was a concern for a heart attack. CT can be used in place of MRI. Delayed images will show an area of heart injury. However, you need to balance the radiation dose with you need to know if all else is negative.
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