In 2001, the estimated treatment costs of atrial fibrillation were $6.65 billion per year—this included hospitalization costs, in- and out-patient care, and medications. This did not include costs of stroke… [ Get More Details ]
Medical care rates during the year following an AFib diagnosis
A study of Medicare beneficiaries found that during the year following an atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis:
• 28% of AF patients (versus 7% of non-AF patients) had 3 or more hospital… [ Get More Details ]
Atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause of death, 2011
Atrial fibrillation is a contributory cause of death for around 93,000 Americans each year.
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