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Aortic valve disease costs

Aortic valve disease (AVD) (symptomatic and asymptomatic) costs the U.S. $10.2 billion in direct costs each year.

The Direct Health-Care Burden of Valvular Heart Disease: Evidence from US national survey data. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2016; 8

Reference

Title
The Direct Health-Care Burden of Valvular Heart Disease: Evidence from US national survey data
Publication
Clinicoecon Outcomes Res
Publication Date
2016

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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