Silver Book Fact

Atrial fibrillation as a contributory cause of death, 2011

Atrial fibrillation is a contributory cause of death for around 93,000 Americans each year.

Roger V, Go A, Lloyd-Jones D, Adams R, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2011 Update. Circ. 2011; 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182009701. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIR.0b013e3182009701

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2011 Update
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Roger V, Go A, Lloyd-Jones D, Adams R, et al.
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Annual direct cost of Afib
    Average annual cost comparison between patients with and without atrial fibrillation  
  • Atrial fibrillation prevalence, 2007
    An estimated 2.2 million Americans have atrial fibrillation and most are over the age of 65.  
  • AFib-related stroke and disability
    Stroke is very disabling and individuals recovering from a stroke who also have AFib have a higher risk of remaining disable or handicapped compared to stroke patients without AFib.  
  • AFib patients over age 80, 2050
    By 2050, it is estimated that more than 50% of Americans with atrial fibrillation will be age 80 and older.  
  • Medical service utilization in AFib
    Medical service utilization in persons with and without atrial fibrillation