NICE guideline on valvular heart disease

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The questions written by Dr Yassir Javaid relate to his article, Prompt diagnosis of heart valve disease is key to good outcomes, which explores the recommendations in the first NICE guideline on valvular heart disease, and outlines GPs’ vital role in diagnosis and referral. 

On completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • recognise the clinical features and causes of heart valve disease
  • appreciate the impact of timely recognition and intervention on prognosis
  • understand the treatment and aftercare of valvular heart disease.
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