Silver Book Fact

Projections of Significant Heart Valve Disease — Diagnosed & Undiagnosed — in the 65+ U.K. Population

D'Arcy J, Coffeey S, Loudon M, et al. Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study. European Heart Journal. 2016; 34(47). https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehw229

Reference

Title
Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study
Publication
European Heart Journal
Publication Date
2016
Authors
D'Arcy J, Coffeey S, Loudon M, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 34, Issue 47
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Lifespan of Medicare patients with sSAS who do not undergo treatment
    Medicare patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) who do not undergo treatment have an average lifespan of 1.8 years.  
  • Undertreatment of patients with sSAS
    AS is often undertreated — one study found that 56% of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) patients referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon were not operated on.  
  • Medicare patients with sSAS have an average lifespan of 1.8 years without repair or replacement
     
  • Survival Rates Over 5 Years for Patients with Medically Managed Severe Aortic Stenosis
     
  • 1 and 6-month mortality rates without treatment for sSAS
    Waiting for treatment for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) can be deadly, with 1-month mortality at 3.7% and 6-month mortality at 11.6% (measured from the time intervention was recommended).