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What is the best method for detecting aortic regurgitation?
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram in the hands of a skilled cardiologist is probably best for detection of almost all cardiac valve disorders.
Sometimes an echo done "internally" through a scope into the esophagus is needed, a trans-esophageal echo. In severe disease, a heart catheterization will often be done, usually if surgery is to be contemplated to repair a bad valve, but not just for detection.

In brief: Echocardiogram
An echocardiogram in the hands of a skilled cardiologist is probably best for detection of almost all cardiac valve disorders.
Sometimes an echo done "internally" through a scope into the esophagus is needed, a trans-esophageal echo. In severe disease, a heart catheterization will often be done, usually if surgery is to be contemplated to repair a bad valve, but not just for detection.
Dr. Joseph Roosth
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