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Guidelines on Management of Valvular Heart Disease

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines

CV Surgery - Valves
Valvular Heart Disease
Non-coronary Cardiac Intervention
Guidelines version available to download
Published in 2017
Reference  European Heart Journal, Volume 38, Issue 36, 21 September 2017, Pages 2739–2791,
Published in 2017
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Reference VHD Textbook Chapter
Published in 2017
Reference VHD
Published in 2017
Reference Download the Pocket Guidelines App
Published in 2017
Reference Valvular Heart Disease slide-set 2017
Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines)

1. Preamble
2. Introduction    
  2.1. Why do we need new guidelines on valvular heart disease?    
  2.2. Content of these guidelines    
  2.3. New format of the guidelines    
  2.4 How to use these guidelines    
3. General Comments
  3.1 Patient evaluation    
  3.2 Risk stratification    
  3.3 Special considerations in elderly patients    
  3.4 Endocarditis prophylaxis    
  3.5 Prophylaxis for rheumatic fever    
  3.6 Concept of the Heart Team and heart valve centres    
  3.7 Management of associated conditions
4. Aortic Regurgitation    
  4.1 Evaluation        
  4.2 Indications for intervention    
  4.3. Medical therapy    
  4.4 Serial testing    
  4.5 Special patient populations    
5. Aortic Stenosis    
  5.1 Evaluation    
  5.2 Indications for intervention    
  5.3 Medical therapy    
  5.4 Serial testing    
  5.5 Special patient populations    
6. Mitral Regurgitation    37
  6.1 Primary mitral regurgitation    
  6.2 Secondary mitral regurgitation    
7. Mitral Stenosis    
  7.1 Evaluation    
  7.2 Indications for intervention    
  7.3 Medical therapy    
  7.4 Serial testing    
  7.5 Special patient populations    
8. Tricuspid Regurgitation    
  8.1. Evaluation    
  8.2. Indications for intervention    
9. Tricuspid Stenosis    
  9.1 Evaluation    
  9.2 Indications for intervention    
  9.3 Medical therapy    
10. Combined and Multiple Valve Diseases    
11. Prosthetic Valves    
  11.1 Choice of prosthetic valve    5
  11.2 Management after valve intervention    
12. Management during Noncardiac Surgery    
  12.1 Preoperative evaluation    
  12.2 Specific valve lesions        
  12.3 Perioperative monitoring
13. Management during Pregnancy
  13.1 Native valve disease
  13.2 Prosthetic valves

Previous version available to download
Published in 2012
Reference European Heart Journal (2012) 33, 2451–2496; doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehs109