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ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Diseases

The Publication section offers you a selection of position papers and articles in your field of interest.

You can also retrieve the results of the Euro Heart Survey on Valvular Heart Disease.

Position Papers and Consensus Documents

Currently, the working groups on Valvular Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Surgery are working on a joint position paper: "Surgical and interventional management of mitral valve regurgitation: a forthcoming position statement from the Working Groups on Cardiovascular Surgery and Valvular Heart Disease of the European Society of Cardiology."

Also, during the year 2015, a number of interesting articles addressed the topic of valvular heart disease with a special emphasis on imaging, interventions, and the publication of the new European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on the management of infective endocarditis (IE).

Access particularly relevant papers on Valvular Heart Disease in the European Heart Journal article below.

The year in cardiology 2015: valvular Heart Disease

Finally, you can also directly access the Working Group Position Papers below.

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Euro Heart Survey on Valvular Heart Disease

The Euro Heart Survey on Valvular Heart Disease (VHD) was conducted in 2001. In 92 centres from 25 countries, 5,001 adult patients were included with moderate to severe native VHD, infective endocarditis, or previous valve intervention. Enrolled patients were hospitalised in medical (43%) or surgical(19%) cardiology departments, or visited the outpatient clinic (38%). 

Retrieve the result of the survey