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Training in valve disease

15 years experience in echocardiography.  2 years experience performing ergometer bicycle stress echocardiography.  10 years experience in assisting with transoesophageal echocardiography, now training to perform transoesophageal echocardiography.  British Society of Echocardiography accredited.  Attended many training days, conferences predominantly British Society of Echocardiography accredited.  No specific valve training declared.

Specialist valve activity

Runs a physiologist-led valve clinic typically seeing 4 new and 2 follow-up patients per clinic.  Typically 52 echocardiograms per year.

Patients seen
Moderate native valve disease, and post intervention.  

MDT.  Links with all cardiac services. One-stop echo available.  Patient information leaflets not supplied.  Performs patient satisfaction surveys and audits.

Immediate concerns are discussed with consultant or specialist registrar of admission or urgent review is required before the patient leaves the department.

General: 4 webinars in the last year and 20 in the last 5 years. No valve-specific CPD


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