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Is there one best test to diagnose mitral regurgitation?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: A murmur (detected with a stethoscope) is characteristic and is the usual way one suspects it. An echocardiogram is the gold standard. Mild mitral regurgitation will not produce a murmur and an echo will confirm that it is truly insignificant.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes, echo: Echocardiogram is simple and can assess the amount of regurgitation as well as the cause for it in most cases.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Anyone diagnose mitral regurgitation? How?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Primary care, ECHO: Your primary care provider (md, do, pa, fnp..) can diagnose mitral regurgitation on exam (murmur) and order an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) for confirmation.

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