Silver Book Fact

Medical care associated with atrial fibrillation, 2001

In 2001, atrial fibrillation was the cause of around:
• 350,000 hospitalizations
• 5 million office visits
• 276,000 emergency department visits
• 234,000 out-patient visits

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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