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.

Patients seen
Moderate and severe native valve disease, post-endocarditis and post intervention, Mitral prolapse and bicuspid aortic valves

Patients not seen
Mild valve disease 

Process
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.

CPD
PCR London Valve Conference last year.  Attendance at BSE meetings which have a valve component.

Research 
None

Valve Societies
Member of British Heart Valve Society 

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