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With mitral stenosis -- what is the point of listening to my heart when they always just do a cardiac echo anyway?
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Some
Heart murmurs are benign (not medically important) while others can be life threatening.
The sounds you here only confirm a murmer is present and a possible location. The echo confirms the diagnosis and allows us to quantify its severity and effect on the heart.

In brief: Some
Heart murmurs are benign (not medically important) while others can be life threatening.
The sounds you here only confirm a murmer is present and a possible location. The echo confirms the diagnosis and allows us to quantify its severity and effect on the heart.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mitral valve
Auscultation is first done during physical exam, then echo is ordered to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Mitral valve
Auscultation is first done during physical exam, then echo is ordered to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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