Valve Disease  /  Economic Burden

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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    • The annual total incremental per patient health care expenditures for heart valve disease patients ranged from $1,755 in 1996 to $12,789 in 2011.
       
    • Total medical costs per patient with medically managed SAS
       
    • Total cost of heart valve disease in the U.S.
       
    • Mitral valve disease costs
      Mitral valve disease (symptomatic and asymptomatic) costs the U.S. at least $13.2 billion in direct healthcare expenditures each year.  
    • Five-year health care resource use in medically managed SAS patients
       
    • Mean 5-Year Cumulative Total Medical Costs Per Medically Managed (No AVR) Severe AS Patient
       
    • SAS patient hospitalization costs
      Symptomatic aortic stenosis (SAS) patients who do not undergo treatment cost Medicare as much as $1.3 billion each year due to rehospitalization, prolonged stays, admissions to skilled nursing facilities, and…  
    • Aortic valve disease costs
      Aortic valve disease (AVD) (symptomatic and asymptomatic) costs the U.S. $10.2 billion in direct costs each year.