Can you have heart valve problems, if the doctor can not hear the sounds when listening to the heart. I'm having a echo done for symptoms related to?

Possibly. Heart sounds are created by the opening and closing of heart valve with resultant blood flow. These are often called clicks or murmurs. Depending on the severity of any valve problem, your docotor may or may not detect any abnormalities. A heart echo with doppler study can evaluate valve function. All valves do leak a litttle, that is a normal finding on echo/doppler studies.

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What tests can diagnose heart valve problems? I had an echo-stress test-and wore a monitor....Would that clear someone in the okay?

Echocardiogram. The ultrasound would diagnose most if not all valvular problems. If it is normal, then it should be reliable. Read more...
Echo. Echo will help identify valvular abnormality, could show vegetations , estimate cardiac output and ventricular wall thickeness. The holter monitor will check for cardiac rythm and rate abnormalities. Stress test will check for heart ekg abnormalities under stress. However. If you continue to have cardiac symptoms despite these tests been normal, cardiac cath may be appropriate. Read more...
Echocardiogram . Is test of choice for heart valve assessment ...If it looks good you're in the clear. Read more...

Can heart valve problems be diagnosed through an echo?

Many valve. Issues can be seen on echo (aka u/s), showing motion, competency and regurgitaion as well as thinkg in the chamber clots/myxoma, and fluid around the heart. Read more...

My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?

Too early. Without more detail, it sounds like an ultrasound showed what appeared to be calcification on a fetal heart valve. The likelihood is that it will resolve by the time of birth. Ultrasound relies on density and echo character which can sometimes be misleading. Unless there are other problems, watchful waiting is the recommendation. A little extra TLC for your baby sounds like a good thing. Read more...
It doesn't! What your doctor probably saw is a a bright spot, an "echogenic focus" in the baby's heart. We think these are probably calcium deposits. They do not seem to have any effect on heart function. They are one of a large number of minor abnormalities that can signal an increased risk of down syndrome in a baby, but usually only if there is more than one abnormality. Read more...
Echogenic focus . A calcium deposit seen on a fetal heart valve is called an intracardiac echogenic focus. It is a small calcification that is on the tendons that open and close the heart valves. It is present in 3-5% of all fetuses. It can be an associated soft marker for chromosome abnormalities. If there are no other birth defects and your prenatal screening tests are normal, then you should not worry. . Read more...