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How is tricuspid valve disease diagnosed?

Tricuspid valve disease can usually be diagnosed based on a person's medical history, risk factors, a physical exam, and results from tests and procedures. Tricuspid atresia may be detected during an ultrasound while the baby is still in the womb.

There is no one test that can diagnose tricuspid valve disease, so your doctor may recommend one or more of the following:
  • EKG (electrocardiogram)
  • chest x-ray
  • echocardiogram (echo)
  • coronary angiogram
  • cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
This content originally appeared online in "The Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery" from the Society of Thoracic Surgery.

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