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AFib increases mortality risk

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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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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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    Medicare alone is estimated to pay $15.7 billion per year to treat newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients.  
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    Atrial fibrillation prevalence is projected to rise to between 5.6 and 12.1 million in 2050.  
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