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30% of Americans ages 65+ know nothing about heart valve disease

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Beldon Russonello Strategists, on behalf of the Alliance for Aging Research. Report of Findings from Opinion Research Among Heart Valve Disease Patients; 2016. https://www.agingresearch.org/press-release/alliance-launches-aortic-stenosis-awareness-campaign/. Accessed February 2, 2018

Reference

Title
Report of Findings from Opinion Research Among Heart Valve Disease Patients
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Beldon Russonello Strategists, on behalf of the Alliance for Aging Research
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