Can we improve the detection of heart valve disease?

Authors: Arden, Chris; Chambers, John; Ray, Simon; Prendergast, Bernard; Taggart, David; Westaby, Stephen; Grothier, Lucy; Wilson, Jo; Campbell, Brian; Gohlke-Bärwolf, Christa; Mestres, Carlos A.; Rosenhek, Raphael; Pibarot, Philippe; Otto, Catherine M.; Sandoe, Jonathan
Abstract: The clinical care of patients with valve disease is best organised by multidisciplinary specialist valve teams. These supervise inpatient and outpatient care, design protocols and processes and coordinate training and education. However, valve disease may not be detected or, if detected, a referral to a specialist team may not be made. This leads to preventable premature death.A working group was therefore convened by the British Heart Valve Society with representatives of all interested national bodies and a panel of invited international commentators. The overall aim was to produce recommendations to improve the detection, conservative management and interventional treatment of valve disease. This document focuses on the detection of valve disease. This occurs principally, but not exclusively, in the community
Document Type: Éditorial
Issue Date: 1 February 2014
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/7448
This document was published in: Heart, Vol 100 (1 4), 271-273 (2014)
http://heart.bmj.com/content/100/4/271
BMJ Pub. Group
Alternative version: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304223
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Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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