Heart Surgeries

How common is aortic valve replacement?

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  • The potential patient population needing aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe aortic stenosis is estimated at 350,000 and rising. There are few, if any, medical procedures that are as effective as AVR in relieving symptoms, improving quality of life, and increasing long-term survival. Currently, almost 92,000 patients annually undergo aortic valve replacements in the United States.

    Data from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database show that the number of AVR procedures is rising, likely due to an aging population, increasing awareness of good results for AVR, and the new option of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
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