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Training in valve disease

I have performed a heart and lung masterclass course. We do a case review/ discussion every so often and get signed off.

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 

Process
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.

CPD
Attendance at British Society of Echocardiography meetings, but no specialist valve CPD

Research
None

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