Be Aortic Stenosis Aware

Aortic Stenosis is a serious heart valve disease with the severe form affecting over 97,000 Australians. Symptoms are often discounted as age-related are contributing to AS being an underdiagnosed disease.1

Over 97,000 Australians have severe Aortic Stenosis

Local data from the National Echo Database of Australia (NEDA) shows that 97,379 Australians have severe Aortic Stenosis.1

The burden of moderate to severe Aortic Stenosis in Australia is projected to grow to 200,000 patients in 2031 and 266,000 in 2051.2

The survival rate of untreated severe aortic stenosis (AS) is worse than a lot of metastatic cancers, including lung, colorectal, breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.3

Without proper and timely intervention, your severe aortic stenosis patients may die within 2 years.4

Chance of living without aortic valve replacement (AVR)4

Planning for aortic valve replacement (AVR) as soon as symptoms occur gives SAS patients a significantly better chance at survival. Without proper and timely intervention, your SAS patient's risk of death increases.4,5

Heart Sound: Severe Aortic Stenosis

Listen to heart of patient with a severely diseased aortic valve.

Heart Sound: Normal Heart

Listen to heart of patient with a healthy aortic valve.

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References:   1. Strange et al. BMC Health Services Research (2021) 21:790. Otto CM. VALVE DISEASE: timing of aortic valve surgery. Heart. 2000;84(2):211-218. 2. Marwick T, Gall S, Buscot M, Climie R, Phan H, Moodie M, Gao L, Nguyen D, Mahal A, Ludwick T.M., Ishida M. 2021. Our Hidden Ageing: Time to Listen to the Heart. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. 3. Barnhart GR, Martin RP, Thomas JD, McCarthy PM. The need for echocardiography alerts for aortic stenosis: the time has come. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2020 Mar 1;33(3):355-7. 4. Otto CM. Timing of aortic valve surgery. Heart. 2000;84:211-18. 5. Malaisrie SC, McDonald E, Kruse J, et al. Mortality While Waiting for Aortic Valve Replacement. Ann Thorac Surg 2014;98:1564-71.