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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
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Medicare patients with sSAS have an average lifespan of 1.8 years without repair or replacement