How is Valve Disease Diagnosed?

Valve disease is diagnosed in the following ways:

  • Chest x-ray to check for heart enlargement.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) to assess the electrical activity of the heart and to diagnose abnormalities, such as a previous heart attack.
  • Echocardiogram (echo) to check valve function and heart size by ultrasound.
  • Nuclear ventriculogram to evaluate the pumping function of the heart (Ejection Fraction).
  • Cardiac catheterization to diagnose coronary artery disease and evaluate previous heart attacks.

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Top 50 Heart Hospital

Top 50 Heart Hospital

For the second time since 2011, Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics based on outstanding outcomes and efficiency. Read more about this recent honor.

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