Silver Book Fact

Every year more than 25,000 Americans die of heart valve disease

Fact image

Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2017 Update: A report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2017; 135. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2017/01/25/CIR.0000000000000485

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 20% of stroke survivors require institutional care within 3 months after onset and 15% to 30% are permanently disabled.  
  • In 2005, an estimated 6,989,000 inpatient cardiovascular operations and procedures were performed in the U.S.; 4.1 million were performed on males, and 2.9 million were performed on females.  
  • Survival rates for patients with sSAS without repair or replacement
     
  • 30% of Americans ages 65+ know nothing about heart valve disease
     
  • Lifespan of Medicare patients with sSAS who do not undergo treatment
    Medicare patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) who do not undergo treatment have an average lifespan of 1.8 years.