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Undertreatment of patients with sSAS

AS is often undertreated — one study found that 56% of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (sSAS) patients referred to a cardiothoracic surgeon were not operated on.

Prevalence & Characteristics of Unoperated Patients with Severe AS Awareness of HVD The. Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2011; 20(3). https://experts.umich.edu/en/publications/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-unoperated-patients-with-severe

Reference

Title
Prevalence & Characteristics of Unoperated Patients with Severe AS Awareness of HVD The
Publication
Journal of Heart Valve Disease
Publication Date
2011
Volume & Issue
Volume 20, Issue 3
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence
  • Human Value

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