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Is it possible to have a heart attack even if my echocardiogram is normal?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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 anyway.

In brief: 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 anyway.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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 however combine a stress test and echo (stress echo) it can assess the risk of having a heart attack. A normal stress echo makes the risk of heart attack over the next year low but not zero. Heart attacks can still happen by a sudden blockage.

In brief: 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 however combine a stress test and echo (stress echo) it can assess the risk of having a heart attack. A normal stress echo makes the risk of heart attack over the next year low but not zero. Heart attacks can still happen by a sudden blockage.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Heart attack
Yes.

In brief: Heart attack
Yes.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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