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Risk of heart valve disease increases with age

Between the ages of 18 and 44, less than 1% of the U.S. population has heart valve disease. This increases to 8.5% between ages 65 and 74, and 13.2% after age 75.

Nkomo, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano. 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, Vuyisile, Julius Gardin, Thomas Skelton, John Gottdiener, Christopher Scott, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
Volume & Issue
Volume 368, Issue 9540
Pages
1005-11
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor
  • Human Burden

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