Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mitral Valve Stenosis Evaluation

The evaluation of mitral stenosis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with mitral stenosis may include:

Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of mitral stenosis.

Tests that may be used to evaluate mitral stenosis include:

Less commonly used tests for mitral stenosis:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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