Aortic Stenosis is a common heart valve condition that is often seen in patients over the age of 75. This condition may have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients and their families.
Aortic Stenosis is a common heart valve condition seen in approximately 1 in 8 patients over the age of 75.1
Many of the symptoms associated with Aortic Stenosis may be dismissed as just “old age” when in fact, patients with these symptoms may have a potentially life-threatening condition.
It is estimated that only 1 in 3 patients with Aortic Stenosis are referred for treatment.
Without treatment, approximately 1 in 2 patients could die in 2 years and approximately 8 out of 10 patients die in 5 years.2Reference - 1 heart.org Reference - 2 Otto, C. VALVE DISEASE: Timing of aortic valve surgery. Heart. 2000;84(2):211-218.