Total hospital costs (inpatients, outpatients, and emergency department
patients) projected for the year 2008 are estimated to be $140.1 billion. Cardiovascular disease costs more than any other diagnostic group.
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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 ]
In 2004, estimates of procedures performed for U.S. patients were: 1,285,000 inpatient angioplasty procedures; 427,000 inpatient bypass procedures; 1,471,000 inpatient diagnostic cardiac catheterizations; 68,000 inpatient implantable defibrillators; and 170,000 pacemaker… [ Get More Details ]