Aortic Stenosis  /  Age - A Major Risk Factor

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and serious types of heart valve disease. Aortic stenosis can be debilitating, costly, and deadly. Survival rates without treatment for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis are low at 50% at 2 years after symptom onset, and 20% at 5 years. Fortunately, innovative treatments are saving lives and aortic stenosis can be successfully treated with valve replacement in patients of all ages.

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    • Moderate or severe aortic valve disease is present in 4.2% to 10.7% of the population ages 65 and older.
       
    • 2016 prevalence of Americans 65+ who had AVD
      In 2016, an estimated 5.2 million U.S. adults ages 65+ had aortic valve disease (AVD).   Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence estimates by Bach et al. 2007  
    • Prevalence of AS in Americans 75+
      An estimated 12.4%, or ~2.5 million people ages 75+ in North America, have AS.