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Many Americans know nothing about HVD

Of those Americans surveyed ages 65+, 30% know nothing about heart valve disease (HVD).

Report of Findings from Opinion Research among Heart Valve Disease Patients. https://www.agingresearch.org/press-release/alliance-launches-aortic-stenosis-awareness-campaign/. 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
URL
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