In 2004, 24.7% of nursing home residents 65 years of age and older had a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease when admitted. This was the highest disease category for these… [ Get More Details ]
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.
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The total direct and indirect cost of CVD and stroke in the United States for 2008 is estimated at $448.5 billion. This figure includes health expenditures (direct costs, which include… [ Get More Details ]