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Bring this list of questions about heart valve disease to your next appointment with your doctor, and be sure to take notes during your conversation.
Find definitions of technical terms in our glossary.
about diagnostic tests from the American Heart Association.
Heart Valve Disease Tests and Diagnosis
If your doctor suspects you have heart valve disease, he or she may order a variety of tests. The earlier you receive a heart valve disease diagnosis, the more effectively you and your doctor can work together to manage your disease so that you can enjoy a longer, more active life.
Tell your doctor about your symptoms and medical history, including:
Learn about tests a doctor may order to determine the health of your heart valve.
Your doctor may order one or more of the following tests: