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Valvular Heart Disease

Pocket Guidelines

Non-Coronary Cardiac Intervention
Cardiovascular Surgery
Valvular Heart Diseases

Publication Date: 2017

Chairperson: Helmut Baumgartner & Volkmar Falk



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Table of Contents

  • ESC Classes of recommendations and levels of evidence
  • Introduction
  • General comments  
    • Patient evaluation
    • Risk stratification
    • Special considerations in elderly patients
    • Endocarditis prophylaxis
    • Prophylaxis for rheumatic fever
    • Concept of the Heart Team and heart valve centres
    • Management of associated conditions
  • Aortic regurgitation
    • Evaluation
    • Indications for intervention
    • Medical therapy
    • Serial testing
    • Special patient populations
  • Aortic stenosis
    • Evaluation
    • Indications for intervention
    • Medical therapy
    • Serial testing
    • Special patient populations
  • Mitral regurgitation
    • Primary mitral regurgitation
    • Secondary mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
    • Evaluation
    • Indications for intervention
    • Medical therapy
    • Serial testing
    • Special patient populations
  • Tricuspid regurgitation
    • Evaluation
    • Indications for intervention
  • Tricuspid stenosis
    • Evaluation
    • indications for intervention
    • Medical therapy
  • Combined and multiple valve diseases
  • Prosthetic valves
    • Choice of prosthetic valve
    • Management after valve intervention
  • Management during noncardiac surgery
    • Preoperative evaluation
    • Specific valve lesions
    • Perioperative monitoring
  • Management during pregnancy
    • Native Valve disease
    • Prosthetic valves