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Clinical information has low sensitivity for postmortem diagnosis of heart valve disease.

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Background

Accuracy of routinely collected information concerning cause of death is essential for public health and health systems planning. Since clinical examination has relatively low sensitivity for detection of valvular heart disease (VHD), mortality data based on clinical information alone might routinely underestimate the number of deaths due to VHD.

Methods

We compared autopsy findings against pre-mortem clinical information for 8,198 consecutive adult pos...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310718

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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Harper, A
Grant:
Academic Foundation Programme
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Funding agency for:
Cairns, B
Grant:
RE/13/1/30181
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Heart Journal website
Volume:
103
Pages:
1031-1035
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2016-12-27
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ISSN:
1468-201X
Source identifiers:
681811
Language:
English
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pubs:681811
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uuid:5b581651-bf37-4f03-904b-c670f8aabe90
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pubs:681811
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2017-03-10

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