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Prevalence and Incidence of Mitral atresia

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

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Mitral atresia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Mitral atresia at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Mitral atresia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Mitral atresia 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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