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10th February 2021
Valve for Life is an EAPCI initiative to increase delivery of trans-catheter valve therapies in member countries with under-penetration of valve intervention. Following successful VfL initiatives in Poland, Portugal, and France, the United Kingdom was approved by EAPCI in 2020.
As part of the initiative the UK Valve for Life Group have launched a website (https://www.valveforlife.co.uk/) which we hope will serve as a valuable resource for both clinical teams involved in valve interventions and their patients. It houses patient information documents and videos, patient stories and decision aids, as well as up-to-date UK TAVI statistics, service specifications, the latest international guidelines, and key trial publications. Most of this material can be downloaded for your personal use. The website is currently focused on TAVI, but will in due course encompass other valve interventions.
Please visit the site, and publicise it to your patients and primary and secondary care colleagues.
If you have any suggestions, or information you feel should be included please contact any of the Valve for Life team (Dan Blackman (Chair), Noman Ali, Clare Appleby, Jonathan Byrne, Sam Dawkins, Phil MacCarthy, John Rawlins, Uday Trivedi). This can also be done via the website.
With best wishes,
Dan Blackman, (Chair, VfL) and Clare Appleby (Honorary Secretary, BCIS), on behalf of the Valve for Life Team.