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European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) meeting

4th and 5th of October 2019

Heart Valve Voice is attending EACTS 33rd annual meeting in Lisbon this year and we are bringing along patient advocate Pat Khan to discuss with clinicians the importance of the patients’ voice during their treatment.

This is the fourth year that Heart Valve Voice is attending the EACTS annual meeting. EACTS is the largest cardio-thoracic meeting in the world which focuses on the scientific development and research in cardio-thoracic surgery including heart valve disease. Thousands of clinicians across the world will be attending the conference in Lisbon. Pat Khan will be joining Heart Valve Voice to interview clinicians for her blog over the next two days of conference.

The blog will explore the relationship between clinicians and their heart valve disease patients’ choices in their treatment. Pat will be talking to clinicians across the two days about the differences in access to treatments in the UK and how this informs patients’ choices. As well as, the benefits of having treatment options for patients on the pathway and access to new innovations. The first blog will be released below:

Click here to access the first part of day one blog from Pat.

Click here for the second part of day one blog.

Click here to access the second blog.

Click here for the second part of day two blog.

Read our ‘Gold Standard of Care’ and ‘State of a Nation’ to see the disparity between the access to innovate treatment in England and Wales. If you want more information on treatments then click here.

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Gianluca Lucchese talking about the patients' voice

Joe Zacharias talking about access to MIS options at EACTS 2019

Stuart Grant and Pat Khan at EACTS conference 2019

Heart valve disease is caused by either wear, disease or damage of one or more of the heart’s valves, affecting the flow of blood through the heart.