Silver Book Fact

Risk of ischemic stroke in AFib patients

The risk of ischemic stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients is 2 to 7 times (200% to 700%) greater than in those without the disease.

Fuster, V, LE Rydén, DS Cannom, HJ Crijns, AB Curtis, KA Ellenbogen, JL Halperin, J-Y Le Heuzey, GN Kay, JE Lowe, SB Olsson, EN Prystowsky, JL Tamargo, S Wann, SC Smith, AK Jacobs, CD Adams, JL Anderson, EM Antman, SA Hunt, R Nishimura, JP Ornato, RL Page. ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice. Am Coll Cardiol. 2006; 48: e149-246. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/114/7/e257

Reference

Title
ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice
Publication
Am Coll Cardiol
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Fuster, V, LE Rydén, DS Cannom, HJ Crijns, AB Curtis, KA Ellenbogen, JL Halperin, J-Y Le Heuzey, GN Kay, JE Lowe, SB Olsson, EN Prystowsky, JL Tamargo, S Wann, SC Smith, AK Jacobs, CD Adams, JL Anderson, EM Antman, SA Hunt, R Nishimura, JP Ornato, RL Page
Pages
e149-246
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Cost of AFib-related stroke in Medicare patients
    The incremental treatment costs associated with stroke in the year following diagnosis of atrial fibrillation are an estimated $7,907 per Medicare patient.  
  • AFib prevalence, 2006
    As much as 1% of the U.S. population is estimated to have atrial fibrillation  
  • The heart can beat upwards of 175 times or more per minute during an AFib episode.  
  • AFib, an economic burden
    AFib is a major economic burden for the U.S. with at least $6.65 billion in healthcare costs attributable to the disease each year. This estimate may be low. One study…  
  • Atrial Fibrillation is Increasingly Prevalent in the United States
    Atrial Fibrillation is Increasingly Prevalent in the United States