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What tests are done to diagnose mitral valve regurgitation?

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Doctors usually find a problem with your heart valve by sound. If blood is leaking back into your left atrium, it will produce a murmur or a whooshing sound. Your doctor can hear that through a stethoscope (you probably see your family doctor wearing one around their neck).

A common follow-up test is called an echocardiogram. Your doctor might also want to get a CT or MRI scan of your chest to help figure out what’s going on.

SOURCES:

News release, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mayo Clinic, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, “Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Northwestern Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Stenosis, and Prolapse.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral Regurgitation.”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Texas Heart Institute.

American Heart Association.

Heikkinen, J. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, September 2005. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 08, 2020

SOURCES:

News release, University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Mayo Clinic, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, “Overview,” “Diagnosis,” “Treatment.”

Northwestern Medicine, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute: “Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Stenosis, and Prolapse.”

Columbia University Medical Center: “Mitral Regurgitation.”

National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

Texas Heart Institute.

American Heart Association.

Heikkinen, J. Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, September 2005. 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 08, 2020

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