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3 out of 4 Americans know little to nothing about heart valve disease

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Report of Findings from Opinion Research Among Heart Valve Disease Patients; 2016. https://www.agingresearch.org/press-release/alliance-launches-aortic-stenosis-awareness-campaign/. Accessed February 2, 2018

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  • Cost of Disease

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