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Mitral valve disease: clinical review

Mitral valve disease: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


July 14, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Wern Yew Ding and Dr Robert Cooper review mitral valve disease. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the aetiology and clinical features of mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation, and how to treat patients with heart failure.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the aetiology of mitral valve disease
  • Identify infective endocarditis
  • Recognise the clinical features of mitral regurgitation and mitral stenosis
  • Reflect on investigations to diagnose mitral valve disease, and grading of severity
  • Consider medical management strategies, including when to use anticoagulants
  • Appreciate when surgical intervention is required
  • Distinguish between mechanical and prosthetic valve replacement
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Wern Yew Ding
    ST3 Cardiology
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

    Dr Robert Cooper
    ST7 Cardiology
    Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required