Valve Disease  /  Age - A Major Risk Factor

As many as 11.6 million Americans in the U.S. have heart valve disease (HVD), and more than 1 in 10 adults ages 75 and older have HVD. Thankfully, the HVD field has experienced tremendous advances in improving survival, recovery, and quality of life for patients.

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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.
       
    • Mitral valve disease is present in 5.1% of the population ages 65 and older.
       
    • Risk of heart valve disease increases with age
      Between the ages of 18 and 44, less than 1% of the U.S. population has heart valve disease. This increases to 8.5% between ages 65 and 74, and 13.2% after…  
    • Prevalence of heart valve disease
       
    • 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.