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Education and research

ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease



Find here educational and research content on Valvular Heart Disease : you can find educational material such as slides and abstracts from past courses, meetings, congresses and registries /studies.
In addition the Working Group is developing new sections to present featured paper, with short commentaries and cases - one educational and one unusual/rare.

Advances in imaging techniques, newly available percutaneous treatments, emphasis on the role of the Heart Team, and a growing pool of patients due to the ageing population mean that Valvular Heart Disease is now at the centre of developments in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery.  The quantity and quality of published evidence in this area is growing rapidly while patients themselves often present challenging clinical scenarios requiring multidisciplinary expertise in this exciting and rapidly evolving field.

Featured cases

 A selection of interesting cases provided by nucleus members of the Working Group. The cases will propose : 1) a case study for which your comment and suggestion are welcomed and 2) a unusual case.
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ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Download ESC Guidelines on Management of Valvular Heart Disease

Pregnancy and Heart Disease Registry

This survey is designed to assess the management and outcome of pregnancy in patients with structural heart disease (mainly congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathy).
The survey has been developed and the case record form designed by a collaboration of the Congenital Heart Disease and Valve Disease Working Groups