Before seeing your healthcare professional or consulting a specialist about a possible heart valve problem, you have probably been told you have a murmur that needs to be checked or you may have experienced a physical symptom or group of symptoms that need further investigating.
Heart valve problems and abnormalities, whether because of stenosis or regurgitation, often produce a heart murmur. A heart murmur can be harmless, known as an innocent murmur, but many heart murmurs will need further investigation by your healthcare provider.
There are several methods for diagnosing heart valve disease. The most important is the echocardiogram.