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ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease

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.

Standards defining a Heart Valve Centre

Read this article on Standards defining a Heart Valve Centre, published in the European Heart Journal. This paper highlights the joint viewpoint of the ESC Council on Valvular Heart Disease and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Position Papers and Consensus Documents

Currently, the Council on Valvular Heart Disease (former Working Group) and the Working Group on 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

You can also directly access the Position Papers of the former Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease.

Access to the position papers