Is it possible to recognize heart blockage without ECG?
Can any profesional doctor can diagnosis wheter there is any blocakage in artery or not without using any ECG? Can any profesional doctor can diagnosis wheter there is any blocakage in artery or not without using any ECG?
The test used to determine artery blockage is an angiogram. An EKG only tests how the heart is beating. An echo-cardiogram also can be used to get a good look at the heart but the angiogram goes into the vessels to actually see the plaque that lines or is blocking the arteries.
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