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Standards Defining a ‘Heart Valve Centre’: ESC Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease and European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery Viewpoint

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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John B. Chambers, Bernard Prendergast, Bernard Lung, Raphael Rosenhek, Jose Luis Zamorano, Luc A. Piérard, Thomas Modine, Volkmar Falk, Arie Pieter Kappetein, Phillipe Pibarot, Thoralf Sundt, Helmut Baumgartner, Jeroen. J Bax, Patrizio Lancellotti

This review paper, written by the ESC working group on valvular heart disease, defines what consitutes a good Heart Valve Centre. All relevant topics including multidisciplenary heart teams, data collection and review, training and future directions are discussed from an organizational point of view. 

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