In 2000, the American College of Cardiology estimated that by 2050, the population of Americans with the diagnosis of heart disease will double the current number of 12.5 million, because… [ Get More Details ]
Direct medical costs for treatment of atrial fibrillation, 2001
The direct medical costs for ambulatory and outpatient treatment of atrial fibrillation patients in 2001 was an estimated $1.76 billion. Office visits accounted for 66% of those costs, emergency department… [ Get More Details ]
Of those admitted to the hospital for cardiovascular disease–3.3% died in the hospital. This is significantly higher than the average in-hospital death rate of 2.1% for all hospitalized patients.
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