Screening for unrecognised heart valve disease
In this section you can find out about the experience of taking part in screening for unrecognised heart valve disease by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film. Researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 18 people who were taking part in a new research study which is screening people aged over 65 to find out how common heart valve disease is. Find out what people said about what it was like to be involved, the reasons they took part, the information they needed, and how they felt about their screening results. We hope you find the information helpful and reassuring.
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This section is based on research by the Health Experiences Research Group.
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National Institute for Health Research
Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
Publication date: April 2012
Last updated August 2016.
Review date: August 2018.