Silver Book Fact

Hospital costs for ischemic stroke

Hospital costs for nonrecurrent ischemic stroke are 20% higher in patients with atrial fibrillation, than in patients without the disease.

Wang, Guijing, Heesoo Joo, Xin Tong, and Mary George. Hospital Costs Associated with Atrial Fibrillation for Patients with Ischemic Stroke Aged 18-64 Years in the United States. Stroke. 2015; 46: 1314-20. http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/46/5/1314.abstract?sid=700ab191-0e9c-437c-a37e-0e3c17ae6d15

Reference

Title
Hospital Costs Associated with Atrial Fibrillation for Patients with Ischemic Stroke Aged 18-64 Years in the United States
Publication
Stroke
Publication Date
2015
Authors
Wang, Guijing, Heesoo Joo, Xin Tong, and Mary George
Pages
1314-20
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • The heart can beat upwards of 175 times or more per minute during an AFib episode.  
  • Hospital costs for ischemic stroke
    Hospital costs for nonrecurrent ischemic stroke are 20% higher in patients with atrial fibrillation, than in patients without the disease.  
  • Lifetime risk of developing atrial fibrillation for men and women
    The lifetime risk of developing atrial fibrillation is around 1 in 4 for both men and women age 40 and older.  
  • Annual cost of AFib-related stroke in Medicare patients
    The annual cost of stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation is estimated at $8 billion.  
  • Ischemic stroke hospital stays with an AFib diagnosis
    One in four hospital stays (in 2014) with ischemic stroke also included a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. This is an increase from one in five stays in 1998.