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what does an echocardiogram tell?
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what does an echocardiogram tell?

If I was on the verge of having a heart attack would it show up in an echocardiogram and a blood test?
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On the verge of a heart attack will not be picked up by an echo or blood work.Other types of studies would need to be done.
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Not likely, an echo shows the structure of your heart, generally a stress test with or without nuclear profusion is generally more useful in identifying blockages that may lead to a heart attack.

Good Luck,

Jon
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