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Prevalence of AS in Americans 75+

An estimated 12.4%, or ~2.5 million people ages 75+ in North America, have AS.

Osnabrugge R, Mylotte D, Head S, et al. Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly: Disease prevalence and number of candidates for transcathet aortic valve replacement, a meta-analysis and modeling study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. September 10 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735109713020792. Accessed October 13, 2017

Reference

Title
Aortic Stenosis in the Elderly: Disease prevalence and number of candidates for transcathet aortic valve replacement, a meta-analysis and modeling study.
Publication
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publication Date
September 10 2013
Authors
Osnabrugge R, Mylotte D, Head S, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 62, Issue 11
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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