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How is heart valve disease diagnosed?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology
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In brief: Examination

Any disease, including heart valve disease needs a physician with expertise to take a full history and complete a thorough examination.
This is helpful in the majority of the time to provide a diagnosis. Once completed, the physician can perform echocardiography (ultrasound) to assess the valves. Often a specialized ultrasound technique--transesophageal echocardiography may be needed.

In brief: Examination

Any disease, including heart valve disease needs a physician with expertise to take a full history and complete a thorough examination.
This is helpful in the majority of the time to provide a diagnosis. Once completed, the physician can perform echocardiography (ultrasound) to assess the valves. Often a specialized ultrasound technique--transesophageal echocardiography may be needed.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

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