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