Screening for unrecognised heart valve disease


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Advisory Panel

Dr Bernard Prendergast
Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Joanna d’Arcy
Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford and Cardiology Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Helen Salisbury
GP and medical adviser, Health Experiences Research Group
Fraser Old
Lay representative 

Thanks to all those who were interviewed, and the research team from the heart valve screening study who helped us recruit participants. 
The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Oxford is a partnership between the University of Oxford and Oxford University  Hospitals, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. 

Supported by:
National Institute for Health Research
Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.


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