Silver Book Fact

The prevalence of valve disease increases with age, from 0.7% in participants 18-44 to 13.3% in participants 75 years of age or older.

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): 1005-11. 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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S.  
  • Heart disease, stroke, and hypertension are among the 15 leading causes of disability in the U.S.  
  • Annual cost of treating privately insured patients for AFib
    The annual cost of treating privately insured patients for atrial fibrillation (AF) is $12,350 per patient— approximately 5 times greater than treating patients without AF.  
  • 1/4 of all deaths in the U.S. are attributable to heart disease.  
  • AFib prevalence rate projection, 2050
    By 2050, it is estimated that 88% of Americans with atrial fibrillation will be age 65 and older.