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~8.7 to 11.6 million people in the U.S. have heart valve disease

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Alliance for Aging Research generated statistics, based on year 2000 percentage prevalence estimates by Nkomo et al. 2006 AND Bach et al. 2007 AND U.S. Census 2016

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 V, Gardin J, Skelton T, Gottdiener J, et al. 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 V, Gardin J, Skelton T, Gottdiener J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 368, Issue 9540
Pages
1005-11
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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