Pulmonary hypertension is a complication in at least 23% of patients with significant mitral regurgitation due to flail leaflet, and approximately doubles the risk of death and heart failure after diagnosis.
Barbieri A, Bursi F, Grigioni F, et al. Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications of Pulmonary Hypertension Complicating Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation Due to Flail Leaflet. Eur Heart J. 2011; 32(6). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20829213
The average cost per cardiovascular hospitalization in 2005 was around 41% higher than the average cost for all stays.
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Hospital readmission rates among AFib patients
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 ]