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DID YOU KNOW?
- Men and women suffer heart valve disease at the same rate, but women are LESS likely to be diagnosed.
- Despite American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association practice guidelines recommending that people with severe, symptomatic heart valve disease be evaluated for valve repair or replacement, many are not.
- As many as half the patients with severe aortic stenosis will not survive an average of two years after symptoms start without a valve replacement.
5-Year Survival Rates
Prostate Cancer - 30%
Ovarian Cancer - 28%
Breast Cancer - 23%
Colorectal Cancer - 12%
Lung Cancer - 4%
Severe Inoperable AS - 3%