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Prevalence, Referral Patterns, Testing, and Surgery in Aortic Valve Disease: Leaving women and elderly patients behind?

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    • Moderate or severe aortic valve disease is present in 4.2% to 10.7% of the population ages 65 and older.
       
    • ~8.7 to 11.6 million people in the U.S. have heart valve disease
      Alliance for Aging Research generated statistics, based on year 2000 percentage prevalence estimates by Nkomo et al. 2006 AND Bach et al. 2007 AND U.S. Census 2016  
    • 2016 prevalence of Americans 65+ who had AVD
      In 2016, an estimated 5.2 million U.S. adults ages 65+ had aortic valve disease (AVD).   Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence estimates by Bach et al. 2007  
    • 2016 prevalence of aortic valve disease in America
      In 2016, as many as 5.8 million U.S. adults had aortic valve disease (AVD). Note: Alliance for Aging Research generated statistic, based on 2005 percentage prevalence estimates by Bach et al. 2007