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Valvular Heart Disease (Management of)

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Non-Coronary Cardiac Intervention
Cardiovascular Surgery
Valvular Heart Diseases
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2012
Reference European Heart Journal (2012) 33, 2451–2496; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehs109
Published in 2012
Reference Valvular Heart Disease - Essential Messages
Published in 2012
Reference Card on Valvular Heart Disease for GPs
Published in 2012
Reference VHD
PDA
Published in 2012
Reference Download the Pocket Guidelines App
Published in 2012
Reference Valvular Heart Disease slide-set 2012
Published in 2012
Reference VHD-CME-Questions
Published in 2013
Reference Guidelines into Practice - VHD
Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Introduction

  • Why do we need guidelines on valvular heart disease?, Contents of these guidelines, How to use these guidelines.

General comments 

  • Patient evaluation, endocarditis prophylaxis, prophylaxis for rheumatic fever, risk stratification, management of associated conditions. 

Aortic regurgitation

  • Evaluation, natural history, results of surgery, indications for surgery, medical therapy, serial testing, special patient populations

Aortic stenosis

  • Evaluation, natural history, results of intervention, indications for intervention, medical therapy, serial testing, special patient populations

Mitral regurgitation

  • Primary mitral regurgitation, secondary mitral regurgitation

Mitral stenosis

  • Evaluation, natural history, results of intervention, indications for intervention, medical therapy, serial testing, special patient populations

Tricuspid regurgitation

  • Evaluation, natural history, results of surgery, indications for surgery, medical therapy

Tricuspid stenosis

  • Evaluation, surgery, percutaneous intervention, indications for intervention, medical therapy,

Combined and multiple valve diseases

Prosthetic valves

  • Choice of prosthetic valve, management after valve replacement

Management during non-cardiac surgery

Management during pregnancy