Epidemiology of valvular heart disease in a Swedish nationwide hospital-based register study

@inproceedings{Andell2017EpidemiologyOV,
  title={Epidemiology of valvular heart disease in a Swedish nationwide hospital-based register study},
  author={Pontus Andell and Xinjun Li and Andreas Martinsson and Charlotte Andersson and Martin Stagmo and Bengt Z{\"o}ller and Kristina Sundquist and Jan Gustav Smith},
  booktitle={Heart},
  year={2017}
}
OBJECTIVE Transitions in the spectrum of valvular heart diseases (VHDs) in developed countries over the 20th century have been reported from clinical case series, but large, contemporary population-based studies are lacking. METHODS We used nationwide registers to identify all patients with a first diagnosis of VHD at Swedish hospitals between 2003 and 2010. Age-stratified and sex-stratified incidence of each VHD and adjusted comorbidity profiles were assessed. RESULTS In the Swedish… CONTINUE READING
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