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What kind of x-rays or things can the ER do to see if someone is having heart attack or blockage? Just curious

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Coronary CT

They can do a fast coronary CT if they are equipped for it.
In conjunction with blood tests (troponin), they can 'rule out' a heart attack.

In brief: Coronary CT

They can do a fast coronary CT if they are equipped for it.
In conjunction with blood tests (troponin), they can 'rule out' a heart attack.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Dr. Liviu Klein
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Dr. Christian Assad
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

EKG and cardiac enzymes.
If the hospital has a cathlab then it gets activated and individual usually get a Percutaneous intervention or Bypass if emergency. If not thrombolytic medications can be tried to dissolve thrombus.

In brief: See below

EKG and cardiac enzymes.
If the hospital has a cathlab then it gets activated and individual usually get a Percutaneous intervention or Bypass if emergency. If not thrombolytic medications can be tried to dissolve thrombus.
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Dr. Luis Taylor
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood tests

Blood tests, Troponin , and EKG are the first specific tests at the ER.

In brief: Blood tests

Blood tests, Troponin , and EKG are the first specific tests at the ER.
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Dr. James Kayvanfar
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: EKG, blood test, ...

EKG which is an electrical recording of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin.
Blood test which can show evidence of damage to the heart muscle. Angiography which shows if there is blockage in the heart circulation.

In brief: EKG, blood test, ...

EKG which is an electrical recording of the heart using electrodes placed on the skin.
Blood test which can show evidence of damage to the heart muscle. Angiography which shows if there is blockage in the heart circulation.
Dr. James Kayvanfar
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