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back echo
69 yr male collapsed with chest pain  severe .
Hospital are performing an Angiogram today.
yesterday they picked up a back echo.What are the implications please>
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Hi Kevareno,

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "back echo".  I can tell you that if the patient collapsed with severe chest pain, doing an angiogram is the right thing to do.  I would wait until you get the results of the angiogram.  

Sometimes the heart muscle can be damaged from a heart attack.  On the echo, you can see a weakened heart muscle.  Medications and opening the blocked artery can often help the heart muscle to recover.

Hope this helps!
CCFHeartMD20
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