Valve Disease  /  Economic Value

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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    • Cost-effectiveness of TAVR in sSAS patients
      Patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) considered to be at high surgical risk who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experienced lifetime incremental cost-effectiveness ratios of $55,090 per QALY…  
    • Cost-effectiveness of SAVR
      The cost-effectiveness ratio for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), compared to no surgery, was estimated at $13,528 per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) (~$17,225 in 2017 dollars).  
    • Life expectancy and quality of life gains from AVR
      A study of 4,617 patients who underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) over a period of 20 years found significant gains in life expectancy and quality of life — 43,166 net life-years…