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Heart valve disease 

Heart valve disease
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Heart valve disease
Author(s):

Michael Henein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1606_update_002

Update:

Mitral regurgitation – non-surgical mitral clip insertion as a replacement for high risk surgical procedures. Aortic stenosis – Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) as an alternative to surgical valve replacement in high risk patients.

Updated on 27 Nov 2014. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 12 December 2017

Rheumatic valve disease remains prevalent in developing countries, but over the last 50 years there has been a decline in the incidence of rheumatic valve disease and an increase in the prevalence of degenerative valve pathology in northern Europe and North America. In all forms of valve disease, the most appropriate initial diagnostic investigation is almost always the echocardiogram....

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