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Moderate or severe aortic valve disease is present in 4.2% to 10.7% of the population ages 65 and older.

Bach D, Radeva J, Birnbaum H, Fournier A, Tuttle E. Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving women and elderly patients behind?. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2007; 16(4). https://www.medscape.com/medline/abstract/17702360

Nkomo, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano. Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: a population-based study. Lancet. September 2006; 368(9540). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16980116

Reference

Title
Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving women and elderly patients behind?
Publication
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Bach D, Radeva J, Birnbaum H, Fournier A, Tuttle E
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 4
URL
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Title
Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: a population-based study
Publication
Lancet
Publication Date
September 2006
Authors
Nkomo, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
Volume & Issue
Volume 368, Issue 9540
Pages
1005-11
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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