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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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Accepted manuscript

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10.1136/heartjnl-2016-310718

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Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Cancer Epidemiology Unit
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Oxford, MSD
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Heart Journal website
Volume:
103
Pages:
1031-1035
Publication date:
2017-02-05
Acceptance date:
2016-12-27
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ISSN:
1468-201X
Pubs id:
pubs:681811
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uri:5b581651-bf37-4f03-904b-c670f8aabe90
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uuid:5b581651-bf37-4f03-904b-c670f8aabe90
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pubs:681811

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