In the year following initial hospitalization for atrial fibrillation (AF), 12.5% of chronic AF patients were readmitted for AF—17.6% of readmissions occurred within 1 month. Among newly-diagnosed patients, 10.1% were… [ 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 ]
In 2008, diseases of the heart were the leading cause of death from women 65 years and older in the U.S.
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