October 18, 2017
Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and serious types of heart valve disease. Aortic stenosis can be debilitating, costly, and deadly. Survival rates without treatment for severe symptomatic aortic stenosis are low at 50% at 2 years after symptom onset, and 20% at 5 years. Fortunately, innovative treatments are saving lives and aortic stenosis can be successfully treated with valve replacement in patients of all ages.
On October 12, 2017 the Alliance for Aging Research launched a new factsheet – The Silver Book: Valve Disease that has a focus on Aortic Stenosis. The factsheet features current data on the human and economic burdens of aortic stenosis (AS), innovative medical research in the valve disease landscape, as well as the lack of public awareness of the disease.