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Coronary artery disease thickens the wall. Flow is dramatically affected by thickness (radius to the fourth power). In an echo you observe the heart muscle i.e. does it contract normally using the surrounding muscle and baseline as a comparison. If the wall is thickened, this will cause a decrease in perfusion which will result in the heart muscle ...
No, echocardiography is not sensitive enough to do so. For tracing coronary arteries directly flow angiography is the choice.
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