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What are the signs of heart valve disease (valvular heart disease)?

Dr. David H. Adams, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon

During physical examination for valvular heart disease, physicians will screen for the following:

  • Heart murmurs (abnormal heart sounds caused by abnormal blood flow)
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Enlarged heart size on examination of the chest
  • Distended neck veins
  • Swollen liver
  • Abnormal heart rate or rhythm

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