investigations

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A summary of investigative findings is presented below. More details about findings in mitral incompetence is available from the 'menu' entries.

  • CXR: may show cardiac enlargement
  • ECG: AF, LVH
  • echocardiography: may show enlargement of left atrium and left ventricle, and an abnormal valve. Doppler studies may be useful in assessment of severity of flow disturbance
  • cardiac catheterization: quantitates the gradient across the valve

Last reviewed 01/2018

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