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Diseases » Bicuspid aortic valve » Prevalence
 

Prevalence and Incidence of Bicuspid aortic valve

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Bicuspid aortic valve as a "rare disease". More information about Bicuspid aortic valve is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Bicuspid aortic valve usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Bicuspid aortic valve at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Bicuspid aortic valve refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Bicuspid aortic valve diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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