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The OxVALVE study started in late Summer 2009 and is a clinical research study supported by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Oxford University Hospitals and the Department of Primary Health Care at the University of Oxford.

The main purpose of the OxVALVE study is to find patients with unrecognised heart valve problems in order to study valvular heart disease further, and to see how common it is.

The secondary purpose is to study what happens to any abnormality of the heart valves over the long term. So far the study is progressing well.

For more information about the study and how to get involved, please visit our website:

or contact us:

  • Dr Bernard Prendergast, Chief Investigator / Mrs Jo Wilson, Clinical Research Manager
  • The OxVALVE Study
    Room B15, Level 0 CIA
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    Headley Way
    Oxford OX3 9DU
  • Tel: 01865 228927