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Projections of Significant Heart Valve Disease — Diagnosed & Undiagnosed — in the 65+ U.K. Population

Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study. European Heart Journal. 2016; 34(47). https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehw229

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