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will echo help in diagnosing heart attack??

my grand father had breathing difficult and was rushed to emergency. the ECG said some abnormality, the blood tests for heart disease was not conclusive.echocardigraphy was performed and was told he is su
Sat, 17 Oct 2009
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even doctor suggested my dad to go for echo..it has showed that there is some mild mitral valve prolapse ..so i think echo is advanced than ecg in diagnosing heart problem
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Echo will tel you the function of heart and the blockage of the blood vessels if any present
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