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About 250,000 Americans each year have an automatic intracardiac defibrillator implanted, at the cost of about $100,000 each.
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Medical care rates during the year following an AFib diagnosis
A study of Medicare beneficiaries found that during the year following an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis:
• 28% of AF patients (versus 7% of non-AF patients) had 3 or more hospital… [ Get More Details ]