How is tricuspid valve disease diagnosed?
Tricuspid valve disease may first be diagnosed during a physical exam. The doctor will often hear a murmur (abnormal blood flow through the valve). Other signs your doctor may find are an irregular pulse and a fluttering or abnormal pulsation in your neck (jugular vein).
Tests used to diagnose valve disease may include:
- Electrocardiography (ECG)
- Chest X-ray
- Transesophageal echocardiography
- Cardiac Catheterization (cardiac cath or angiogram)
- Radionuclide scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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