Stress ECG abnormal but coronary angiogram normal, any other test (e.G echo) to ruled out underlying heart disease?

Stress tests. Have higher false positive (and false negative) rate than we'd like to admit. Try getting a session of multifunction cardiogram instead. It is a very accurate stress, radiation and drug free heart test! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram.
Depends. What was the reason for the stress test? A stress test, depending on the type, may have anywhere from 10-20% false positive rate, where the test suggests a possible problem, but a more definitive test, like an angiogram, is fine. Discuss with your doctor. If the stress test was for chest pain, then further testing to look for non-cardiac causes may be helpful.

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