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Does Carratid ultrasound tells clearly whats going on in heart ?

THE CARRATID ULTRA SOUND IN NECK DOES IT REALLY TELL WHATS GOING ON IN HEART ( TO SEE HEART BLOCKAGE FROM PLAQUE )
Asked On : Sat, 10 Mar 2012
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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
Carotid ultrasound only detects the narrowing of the main carotid arteries. This is frequently done in people who have a stroke or a transient ischemic attack. While narrowing of these vessels suggests that vessels in other places ( like the heart0 may be narrowed too, it cannot reliably detect the status of affairs in the heart.
Also, a CT angiogram and a echocardiogram is the best non invasive way of telling the status of the vessels.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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