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Diagnosing Heart Valve Disease

At the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute, multiple noninvasive imaging modalities are used to diagnose structural heart disease, including:

Echocardiography

Cardiologists start the heart disease diagnostic process by taking a history of your symptoms, followed by a detailed physical exam to detect signs of disease and by an electrocardiogram. Most often, the clinical diagnosis is confirmed by various echocardiography tests. Learn more about echocardiography.

Cardiac MRI

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cMRI) is a noninvasive test that provides a highly detailed assessment of the structure and function of the heart and its vessels. Learn more about cMRI.

Cardiac CT Scan

A rapidly advancing technology in the noninvasive evaluation of heart disease, cardiac CT provides X-ray-based information on the structure and function of the heart and its vessels. Learn more about cardiac CT.