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Can a typical echocardiogram detect angina?

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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Only

If you are actively having the problem at the time of the echo.
It shows abnormal movement of the cardiac muscle due to oxygen and blood flow deprivation.

In brief: Only

If you are actively having the problem at the time of the echo.
It shows abnormal movement of the cardiac muscle due to oxygen and blood flow deprivation.
Dr. Mark Gujer
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

An echocardiogram cannot detect coronary artery changes which are the culprit lesions in angina.
Angina is a diagnosis made by listening to the patient's history and then performing a treadmill stress test and/or a coronary angiogram to confirm the diagnosis. A person with angina can have a perfectly normal echocardiogram.

In brief: No

An echocardiogram cannot detect coronary artery changes which are the culprit lesions in angina.
Angina is a diagnosis made by listening to the patient's history and then performing a treadmill stress test and/or a coronary angiogram to confirm the diagnosis. A person with angina can have a perfectly normal echocardiogram.
Dr. Donald Colantino
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