Training in valve disease
Performing echocardiograms in a physiologist-led valve clinic
Specialist valve activity
Co-run the physiologist-led valve surveillance clinic with another Band 8A cardiac physiologist seeing 12 new and follow-up patients per week. There are 940 registered within the clinic.
Moderate and severe native valve disease, post endocarditis and post intervention.
Patients not seen
Mild valve disease
We run through a history with patients, symptoms, medications, echocardiogram, BP, any follow up investigations needed (eg BNP, monitors) or discharge patient when we feel appropriate for surgical referral. There is a consultant cardiologist on site to review any immediate problem. Otherwise cases can be brought to a weekly MDT.
Attendance at British Society of Echocardiography meetings, but no specialist valve CPD