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 ]
Stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation who were not treated with anticoagulants, cost Medicare $4.8 billion each year in direct costs. Those who had strokes despite prophylactic treatment cost an additional… [ Get More Details ]
AFib patient hospital visits
Individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF) are 4 times more likely to visit the hospital 3 or more times in the year following an AF diagnosis—compared to those without the disease.
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Atrial fibrillation incidence in women
Atrial fibrillation in women ranged from 6.6 per 100,000 people per year for patients between the ages of 15 and 44 to 1,203.7 per 100,000 people per year for patients… [ Get More Details ]