Does a chest x-ray or a spine x-ray show clogged arteries or a bad heart?

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josef Share
Jan 24, 2018

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X-ray cannot detect clogged arteries but it can detect Cardiomegaly (enlargement of the heart)

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Arteries are too deep to be seen in an x-ray. It would require more sophisticated testing like 3D Echo cardiogram while Cardiomegaly can be detected easily because the heart appears alongside the lungs with the x-ray usually in the apicolordotic view.

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