Clinical information has low sensitivity for postmortem diagnosis of heart valve disease.
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.
We compared autopsy findings against pre-mortem clinical information for 8,198 consecutive adult pos...Expand abstract
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