Silver Book Fact

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

Related Facts

  • Surgical Aortic Valve Replacements in 2010
    In 2010, ~67,500 surgical aortic valve replacements (SAVR) were performed in the U.S.  
  • TAVR Procedures 2011 – 2015
    From approval in 2011 through 2015, >54,000 transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVRs) were performed in 418 centers in 48 states.  
  • TAVR Success in sSAS Patients
    A study of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) patients who received transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) found 30-day mortality of 2.2% for those who were high risk of surgical mortality/inoperable,…  
  • In 2010, ~67,500 SAVRs were performed in the U.S.
     
  • TAVR improves quality of life in SAS patients