Heart disease is the #1 most costly medical condition in the U.S. Hypertension is #5 and cerebrovascular disease is #7.
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Healthcare costs of atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major economic burden for society with the biggest cost driver being hospitalizations—accounting for 52% of costs. Drugs for AF account for 23% of costs, consultations… [ Get More Details ]
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 ]