Silver Book Fact

2016 prevalence of aortic valve disease in America

In 2016, as many as 5.8 million U.S. adults had aortic valve disease (AVD).

Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence
estimates by Bach et al. 2007

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

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
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 4
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • 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.  
  • Aortic valve disease costs
    Aortic valve disease (AVD) (symptomatic and asymptomatic) costs the U.S. $10.2 billion in direct costs each year.  
  • Survival rates for patients with sSAS without repair or replacement
     
  • Prevalence of AS in Americans 75+
    An estimated 12.4%, or ~2.5 million people ages 75+ in North America, have AS.  
  • SAS patient hospitalization costs
    Symptomatic aortic stenosis (SAS) patients who do not undergo treatment cost Medicare as much as $1.3 billion each year due to rehospitalization, prolonged stays, admissions to skilled nursing facilities, and…