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Education and research

ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease

Find here educational and research content on Valvular Heart Disease : you can find educational material such as slides and abstracts from past courses, meetings, congresses and registries /studies.
In addition the Working Group is developing new sections to present featured paper, with short commentaries and cases - one educational and one unusual/rare.

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.

Featured cases

A selection of interesting cases provided by the Working Group. Cases will propose:

  1. a case study for which your comment and suggestion are welcomed
  2. an unusual case

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Presentations during EuroValve Congress

The 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).

It survey has been developed and the case record form designed by a collaboration of the GUCH and Valvular Heart Diseases Working Groups

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