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Prevalence estimates for heart valve disease are likely low.

A U.K. population screening found previously undetected heart valve disease in 1 in 2 adults ages 65+.

D'Arcy J, Coffey S, Loudon M, Kennedy A, et al. Large-Scale Community Echocardiographic Screening Reveals a Major Burden of Undiagnosed Valvular Heart Disease in Older People. Euro Heart J. 2016; 37(47). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27354049

Reference

Title
Large-Scale Community Echocardiographic Screening Reveals a Major Burden of Undiagnosed Valvular Heart Disease in Older People
Publication
Euro Heart J
Publication Date
2016
Authors
D'Arcy J, Coffey S, Loudon M, Kennedy A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 37, Issue 47
URL
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