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French members of Parliament raise the alert on the issue of cardiovascular diseases in the context of covid-19

In July 2020, a proposal for a bill was introduced by MP Agnès Firmin Le Bodo (Agir, Seine-Maritime) in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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French Senator mentions structural heart disease during public session

Senator Catherine Deroche mentioned structural heart diseases during a public session held on the law proposal on the citizen rescuer...

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Roundtable on the good management of structural heart diseases as the key to ageing well takes place in France

On October 1st, 2019, an event dedicated to structural heart disease and active ageing took place in the National Assembly...

Estimated number of people with SHD in France

Percentages of population in France3

Key facts related to SHD in France

In 2015 France spent 13,5 billion € on cardiovascular diseases (CVD)4.

In 2015 CVD represented 6,93 % of the total health public budget. 5

1.076 million € were dedicated to valvular diseases in 2015.6

Key messages

  • In 2017, there were 17 million people aged 60 and older. French seniors, who live longer and participate actively in the life of their community, represent 52% of the French consumption.7,8
  • The well-being and societal investment of elderly people depend largely on their health and this group are particularly prone to certain diseases, such as Structural Heart Diseases.
  • Technological solutions can help people with structural heart diseases to be treated more quickly, and thus to resume their daily activities.


  1. National Statistics and Economic Studies Institute (2018), Demographic projection 2018-2070, [retrieved 25/07/2018]
  2. J. d’Arcy et al. (2016) Large-scale community echocardiographic screening reveals a major burden of undiagnosed valvular heart disease in older people: the OxVALVE Population Cohort Study [retrieved on: 25/July/2018]
  3. National Statistics and Economic Studies Institute (2018), Population by age and sex for 2018, [retrieved on 25/07/2018] 
  4. Ameli (2017), Frequent and grave pathologies health expenditures, [retrieved 25/07/2018]
  5. Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics Directorate (DREES) (2016), 2015 Healthcare Expenditures, [retrieved 25/07/2018]
  6. Ameli (2015), Healthcare statistics on valvular diseases, [retrieved 25/07/2018]
  7. Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé, Personnes âgées : les chires clés, dernière mise à jour le 2 mars 2018, disponible ici :
  8. Rapport « Bien-être et santé mentale : des atouts indispensables pour bien vieillir », Secrétariat d’État chargé de la Santé, Olivier de Ladoucette, 2011, disponible ici