Silver Book Fact

Atrial fibrillation prevalence projection, 2050

Atrial fibrillation prevalence is projected to rise to between 5.6 and 12.1 million in 2050.

Roger, Veronique L., Alan S. Go, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Emelia J. Benjamin, Jarret D. Berry, et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update. Circulation. 2012; 125: e2-e220. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/125/1/e2

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics–2012 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Roger, Veronique L., Alan S. Go, Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, Emelia J. Benjamin, Jarret D. Berry, et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee
Pages
e2-e220
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Annual strokes from AFib
    Atrial fibrillation accounts for between 75,000 and 100,000 strokes per year.  
  • Annual cost of AFib-related stroke in Medicare patients
    The annual cost of stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation is estimated at $8 billion.  
  • Hospital costs for ischemic stroke
    Hospital costs for nonrecurrent ischemic stroke are 20% higher in patients with atrial fibrillation, than in patients without the disease.  
  • Hospitalization costs for patients with nonrecurrent ischemic stroke
    The cost of hospitalization for patients with nonrecurrent ischemic stroke is $4,991 more in patients with atrial fibrillation, than in patients without the disease.        
  • Atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk
    Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke 5- fold.