Duke offers the latest diagnostic tests for valvular heart disease, including 3-D echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Most diagnoses can now be done without the need for cardiac catheterization.
Problems with one of the heart’s four valves are most often diagnosed by listening to the heart with a stethoscope (to detect a heart murmur). Echocardiography helps to define most heart valve problems.
Other diagnostic tests your doctor may advise include:
Duke offers cardiac MRIs at the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, the first such facility in the nation devoted exclusively to cardiovascular MRI.
Make an appointment with a Duke heart specialist near you: 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853)
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