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Every year more than 25,000 Americans die of heart valve disease

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Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2017 Update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017; 135. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2017 Update: A report from the American Heart Association
Publication
Circulation
Publication Date
2017
Authors
Benjamin E, Blaha M, Chiuve S, et al
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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