Silver Book Fact

Lifetime risk of atrial fibrillation

At age 80, the remaining lifetime risk of atrial fibrillation is around 22%.

Association. Circ 121(7):e46-215. Lloyd-Jones, DM, TJ Wang, EP Leip, MG Larson, D Levy, RS Vasan, RB Dâ??Agostino, JM Massaro, A Beiser, PA Wolf, and EJ Benjamin. Lifetime Risk for Development of Atrial Fibrillation: The Framingham Heart Study. Circ. 2004; 110(9): 1042-6. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/110/9/1042

Reference

Title
Lifetime Risk for Development of Atrial Fibrillation: The Framingham Heart Study
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Association. Circ 121(7):e46-215. Lloyd-Jones, DM, TJ Wang, EP Leip, MG Larson, D Levy, RS Vasan, RB Dâ??Agostino, JM Massaro, A Beiser, PA Wolf, and EJ Benjamin
Volume & Issue
Volume 110, Issue 9
Pages
1042-6
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Primary diagnoses for AFib patients
    Heart failure was listed as the primary diagnosis for 11.8% of patients hospitalized with atrial fibrillation (AF). Coronary heart disease was listed for 9.9% of AF patients, and stroke was…  
  • AFib, an economic burden
    AFib is a major economic burden for the U.S. with at least $6.65 billion in healthcare costs attributable to the disease each year. This estimate may be low. One study…  
  • Atrial fibrillation prevalence by age, 2001
    Atrial fibrillation affects around 1 in 25 Americans age 60 and older, increasing to close to 1 in 10 adults by age 80.  
  • AFib prevalence as population ages
    As our population continues to age, prevalence of Afib is going to skyrocket, to a projected 5.6 to 15.9 million adults by 2050.  
  • Between 2.7 and 6.1 million Americans have AFib.