A 39-year-old female asked:
Will echo show heart damage or weakness if clogged arteries are what is causing chest pressure when standing and doing tasks? ekg, troponin, d dimer, chest xray all normal. shortness of breath is better but afraid they missed something for chest pres?
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Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Chest pressure : Chest pressure when doing tasks is concerning for clogged arteries in the heart when someone has risk factors, man, over 45, smoker,, diabetes, not active, obese. high cholesterol, hypertension We can evaluate blockage of the heart arteries in several ways, stress test, CT calcium score, or catheterization. What else can this be? COVID 19, anxiety, lung issues, stomach issues. See a doctor
2 viewsReviewed Feb 21, 2021
Specializes in Cardiology
Could, possibly.: If heart muscle damage did not occur, there may be no abnormality on echo.The symptoms you describe are not typical and may require additional If chest pain or discomfort is not predictably produced by vigorous activity, interpretation becomes difficult. Provocative testing with exercise combined with nuclear imaging may be helpful. Additional discussion with your doctor will be helpful.
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Last updated Feb 21, 2021
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