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Mitral valve disease is present in 5.1% of the population ages 65 and older.

Nkomo V, Gardin J, Skelton T, Gottdiener J, et al. Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: A population-based study. Lancet. September 2006; 368(9540). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16980116

Reference

Title
Burden of Valvular Heart Diseases: A population-based study
Publication
Lancet
Publication Date
September 2006
Authors
Nkomo V, Gardin J, Skelton T, Gottdiener J, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 368, Issue 9540
Pages
1005-11
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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