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2016 prevalence of aortic valve disease in America

In 2016, as many as 5.8 million U.S. adults had aortic valve disease (AVD).

Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence
estimates by Bach et al. 2007

Bach D, Radeva J, Birnbaum H, Fournier A, Tuttle E. Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving women and elderly patients behind?. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2007; 16(4). https://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/17702360

Reference

Title
Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving women and elderly patients behind?
Publication
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Bach D, Radeva J, Birnbaum H, Fournier A, Tuttle E
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 4
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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