The OxVALVE study is based in Oxfordshire in the UK. Our study has two aims: firstly, to identify people with Valvular Heart Disease and hence to establish its incidence within the population. Secondly, by further investigation we hope to develop improved treatment strategies for Valvular Heart Disease.
Cardiac auscultation poorly predicts the presence of valvular heart disease in asymptomatic primary care patients.
Gardezi SKM. et al, (2018), Heart, 104, 1832 - 1835
The predictors and risk factors of atrial fibrillation in a population cohort and its association with valvular heart disease
Gardezi SKM. et al, (2018), EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 39, 918 - 919
Cardiac auscultation in diagnosing valvular heart disease: a comparison between general practitioners and cardiologists
Gardezi SKM. et al, (2017), EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL, 38, 1155 - 1155
Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study.
d'Arcy JL. et al, (2016), Eur Heart J, 37, 3515 - 3522