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Does a regular echo detect coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It indirectly can

An echocardiogram can show the heart valves, heart chamber size, and contraction of the left and right ventricles that pump blood out of the heart.
If a particular wall of the left ventricle does not contract normally, it is likely an indication of coronary artery disease of a significant severity.

In brief: It indirectly can

An echocardiogram can show the heart valves, heart chamber size, and contraction of the left and right ventricles that pump blood out of the heart.
If a particular wall of the left ventricle does not contract normally, it is likely an indication of coronary artery disease of a significant severity.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly

You can not see coronary plaque on an echocardiogram.
If wall motion abnormalities are identified, this suggest possible coronary flow restriction in the coronary flowing into that region. A coronary angiogram will demonstrate coronary artery disease, severity and location and is the gold standard.

In brief: Indirectly

You can not see coronary plaque on an echocardiogram.
If wall motion abnormalities are identified, this suggest possible coronary flow restriction in the coronary flowing into that region. A coronary angiogram will demonstrate coronary artery disease, severity and location and is the gold standard.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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