Silver Book Fact

Detection rate of heart murmurs

More than 40% of heart murmurs — detected with a stethoscope and sometimes the first sign of heart valve disease (HVD) — are missed by family practitioners.

Vukanovic-Criley J, Criley S, Warde C, et al. Competency in Cardiac Examination Skills in Medical Students, Trainees, Physicians, and Faculty. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2006; 166(12). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16567598

Reference

Title
Competency in Cardiac Examination Skills in Medical Students, Trainees, Physicians, and Faculty
Publication
Archives of Internal Medicine
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Vukanovic-Criley J, Criley S, Warde C, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 166, Issue 12
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Mean 5-Year Cumulative Total Medical Costs Per Medically Managed (No AVR) Severe AS Patient
     
  • Survival rates for SAS patients without treatment
     
  • Survival rates for patients with sSAS without repair or replacement
     
  • 2016 prevalence of Americans 65+ who had AVD
    In 2016, an estimated 5.2 million U.S. adults ages 65+ had aortic valve disease (AVD).   Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence estimates by Bach et al. 2007  
  • Medicare patients with sSAS have an average lifespan of 1.8 years without repair or replacement