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Education & Research

ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease

Find here educational and research content on Valvular Heart Disease: slides and abstracts from past and future courses, meetings, congresses and registries/studies.

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.


ESC Congress 2018: highlights on Valve Disease

Discover these special sessions on valve disease focussing on:

Treatment options in secondary mitral regurgitation

Important debates around aortic valve stenosis

Expert Advice - The one session that teaches you all you ever need to know about Mitral Valve Prolapse

The European Heart Journal’s advances in heart failure and valvular heart disease: the year in cardiology

Special issues from the 2017 ESC Guidelines on valvular heart disease in general cardiology

Young Investigator Awards Session Valvular Heart Disease

Difficult treatment decisions in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis

Presentations on Valvular Heart Disease

ESC Guidelines 2017 - Valvular heart disease

  • Aortic valve disease, by H. Baumgartner
  • Mitral valve disease, by R. Rosenhek
  • Tricuspid valve disease, by M. De Bonis
  • Prosthetic valves, B. Iung

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Treatment decisions in aortic valve stenosis

  • Asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis, by P. Genereux
  • Low flow/low gradient aortic stenosis, by P. Pibarot
  • Moderate aortic stenosis and heart failure, by N.M.D.A. van Mieghem
  • Aortic stenosis with concomitant mitral regurgitation, by WA. Zoghbi

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40 years of percutaneous interventions in valvular heart disease

  • Percutaneous mitral commissurotomy: the first catheter technique, by A. Vahanian
  • Balloon aortic valvuloplasty: hope, disappointment and revival, by B D Prendergast
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: history, the current role and my take on the future, by M.B. Leon
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair: towards a tailored anatomic approach, by N.M.D.A. van Mieghem

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EuroValve Congress Presentations

The former ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Diseases endorsed the scientific programme of the EuroValve congress 2017. Retrieve some presentations selected by the Working Group.

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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).

This survey has been developed and the case record form designed by a collaboration of the GUCH Working Group and the former Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease.

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