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Echo best for detecting aortic regurgitation?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Aortic regurgitation is a diastolic murmur that is usually well heard on physical exam. Other signs include a wide pulse pressure.
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound which allows cardiologist to view your heart structures and function. It will help determine both the degree of aortic regurgitation and possibly why (aortic valve leak, etc..).

In brief: Yes

Aortic regurgitation is a diastolic murmur that is usually well heard on physical exam. Other signs include a wide pulse pressure.
An echocardiogram is an ultrasound which allows cardiologist to view your heart structures and function. It will help determine both the degree of aortic regurgitation and possibly why (aortic valve leak, etc..).
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually

Echo is usually the preferred test due to availability.
Cardiac MRI actually can be more accurate, however (via phase contrast).

In brief: Usually

Echo is usually the preferred test due to availability.
Cardiac MRI actually can be more accurate, however (via phase contrast).
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