If current incidence estimates are applied to Census Bureau projections, by 2050 the number of Americans with atrial fibrillation could exceed 12 million. If increases in incidence continue, that number could… [ Get More Details ]
The mean age for atrial fibrillation is 66.8 years in men and 74.6 years in women.
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Annual AFib-related stroke Medicare costs
Stroke in Medicare patients with atrial fibrillation who were not treated with anticoagulants, cost Medicare $4.8 billion each year in direct costs. Those who had strokes despite prophylactic treatment cost an additional… [ Get More Details ]
Direct medical costs for treatment of atrial fibrillation, 2001
The direct medical costs for ambulatory and outpatient treatment of atrial fibrillation patients in 2001 was an estimated $1.76 billion. Office visits accounted for 66% of those costs, emergency department… [ Get More Details ]