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HVD patients knew little prior to their diagnosis

More than 2/3 of valve disease patients knew a limited amount or nothing about heart valve disease (HVD) before their diagnosis.

Report of Findings from Opinion Research among Heart Valve Disease Patients. http://www.agingresearch.org/backend/app/webroot/files/Publication/370/Research%20Opinion%20Survey%20among%20Heart%20Valve%20Patients_Final.pdf. Published 2016. Accessed October 16, 2017

Reference

Title
Report of Findings from Opinion Research among Heart Valve Disease Patients
Publication Date
Published 2016
Authors
Belden Russanello Strategists
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