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Figure 1: Decision-making process at the heart valve clinic. Patients can be referred by the general cardiologist (either from the general outpatient clinic or the Emergency department), the primary care physician, or as self-referral. The heart valve clinic is led by one cardiologist expert in valvular heart disease. After the visit at the Heart valve clinic, the patient can be discharged, referred back to the referring physician, or followed at the heart valve clinic. Complex cases are discussed during the multidisciplinary team meeting

Figure 1: Decision-making process at the heart valve clinic. Patients can be referred by the general cardiologist (either from the general outpatient clinic or the Emergency department), the primary care physician, or as self-referral. The heart valve clinic is led by one cardiologist expert in valvular heart disease. After the visit at the Heart valve clinic, the patient can be discharged, referred back to the referring physician, or followed at the heart valve clinic. Complex cases are discussed during the multidisciplinary team meeting