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Annual AFib care

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Each year AFib leads to around 350,000 hospitalizations, 5 million office visits, 276,000 emergency department visits, and 234,000 hospital outpatient department visits.

Fanikos J, Grasso-Correnti N, Shah R, Kucher N, et al. Major Bleeding Complications in a Specialized Anticoagulation Service. Am J Cardiol. 2005; 96(4): 595-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16098319

Reference

Title
Major Bleeding Complications in a Specialized Anticoagulation Service
Publication
Am J Cardiol
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Fanikos J, Grasso-Correnti N, Shah R, Kucher N, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 96, Issue 4
Pages
595-8
URL
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