Silver Book Fact

AFib-related stroke and disability

Fact image

Stroke is very disabling and individuals recovering from a stroke who also have AFib have a higher risk of remaining disable or handicapped compared to stroke patients without AFib.

Lamassa M, Di Carlo A, Pracucci G, et al. Characteristics, Outcome, and Care of Stroke Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in Europe: Data from a multicenter multinational hospital based registry (The European Community Stroke Project). Stroke. 2001; 32. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/32/2/392.long

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • AFib patients over age 80, 2050
    By 2050, it is estimated that more than 50% of Americans with atrial fibrillation will be age 80 and older.  
  • Medicare beneficiaries AFib mortality rate
    Of Medicare beneficiaries who receive an atrial fibrillation diagnosis, 1 in 4 will die within a year.  
  • Ischemic strokes caused by AFib
    Atrial fibrillation is responsible for at least 15% to 20% of all ischemic strokes.  
  • AFib increases mortality risk
    Most importantly, AFib double the person’s risk of death and is the cause of nearly 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.  
  • Atrial fibrillation stroke risk
    Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of severe and recurrent ischemic stroke. Patients not treated with anticoagulants have a 2.1-fold increase in risk of recurrent stroke and 2.4-fold increase in…