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 ]
An estimated 2.2 million Americans have atrial fibrillation and most are over the age of 65.
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AFib related rates of hospital stays highest in adults ages 85+
The rate of hospital stays involving atrial fibrillation in 2014 was more than three times as high among adults ages 85 years and older, compared with adults ages 65-84 (16,830… [ Get More Details ]
Total medical costs for Afib patients over 15-month period
A study of Medicare beneficiaries with atrial fibrillation found that total medical costs for treating these patients during a 15-month follow-up period were an average of $24,000 per patient—63% of… [ Get More Details ]