A member asked:

With mitral stenosis -- what is the point of listening to my heart when they always just do a cardiac echo anyway?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Auscultation is first done during physical exam, then echo is ordered to confirm the diagnosis.

Answered Mar 14, 2013


Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Heart murmurs are benign (not medically important) while others can be life threatening. The sounds you here only confirm a murmer is present and a possible location. The echo confirms the diagnosis and allows us to quantify its severity and effect on the heart.

Answered Jun 1, 2015



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