Training in valve disease
Physiologist Led Valve Clinic Internal Training. MDT Valve Disease weekly attendance.
Specialist valve activity
Run a physiologist-led valve at Clinic at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. The clinic sees 20 new and 30 follow-up patients each week. The unit performs 250 TAVI, 5 transcatheter paraprosthetic leak closures, 10 balloon valvotomies and 40 transcatheter mitral valve procedures each year. There are 100 valve stress echocardiograms and 400 valve CT each year.
Moderate and severe native valve disease, post-endocarditis and post intervention, Mitral prolapse and bicuspid aortic valves
Patients not seen
Mild valve disease
Each week there is a pre-clinic meeting where queries of the physiologists, clinical scientist and nurses are discussed.
There are links with all cardiac services. One-stop echo usually available. Patient information leaflets available and PROMS used and patient surveys performed.
PCR London Valve Conference last year. Attendance at BSE meetings which have a valve component.
Member of British Heart Valve Society