A 26-year-old female asked:
how effective is an ultrasound ( at er) to rule out mitral valve prolapse or mitral stenosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Gordon answered
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Ultrasound dx: An ultrasound examination is the test that is the most operator-dependent exam in medicine. It usually is not performed in the ER. MVP is usually a benign condition but mitral stenosis can be very serious. I would speak to a cardiologist about this. A good one can pick these conditions up by just listening with a stethoscope.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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