Wu, Eric Q, Howard G Birnbaum, Milena Mareva, Edward Tuttle, Adam R Castor, Warren Jackman, and Jeremy Ruskin. Economic Burden and Co-Morbidities of Atrial Fibrillation in a Privately Insured Population. Curr Med Res Opin. 2005; 21(10): 1693-9. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1185/030079905X65475
A study of Medicare beneficiaries found that those with atrial fibrillation (AF) were significantly more likely to experience heart failure than their non-AF counterparts (36.7% versus 10.4%).
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