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Stroke rates among Afib patients

In one year, 58,283 of the 1.265 million Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation that did not receive prophylaxis suffered a stroke. For those who did receive anti-coagulants, 38,468 suffered strokes.

Caro J. An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation. Am J Managed Care. 2004; 10(14): S451-61. https://www.ajmc.com/view/dec04-1992ps451-s461

Reference

Title
An Economic Model of Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: The cost of suboptimal oral anticoagulation
Publication
Am J Managed Care
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Caro J
Volume & Issue
Volume 10, Issue 14
Pages
S451-61
URL
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