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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.  

Patients seen
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


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