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is there one best test to diagnose mitral regurgitation?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes, echo: Echocardiogram is simple and can assess the amount of regurgitation as well as the cause for it in most cases.
Answered on Oct 24, 2016
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