1/3 The proportion of strokes related to atrial fibrillation (AFib). Source: Freedman B, Camm J, Calkins H, et al. Circulation 2017;135:1851-67. 2.7 to 6.1 million The number of people in the U.S. who have AFib. 750,000 The number of hospitalizations that occur each year because of AFib. 130,000 The number of deaths each year due to AFib. $6 Billion The cost of AFib to the U.S. each year. Medical costs every year are about $8,705 higher for people who have AFib than those who don’t. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet. August 13, 2015. Underuse of Oral Anticoagulants in AFib 4 in 10 The number of patients with AFib who may not be prescribed or not taking the right dose of an oral anticoagulant to prevent stroke. The ACC’s PINNACLE Registry showed that younger, healthier AFib patients were more likely to be prescribed a direct oral anticoagulant. Source: Marzec LN, Wang J, Shah ND, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2017;69:2475-84. Lack of Rhythm Control for AFib Patients 1 in 5 The number of AFib patients who receive rhythm control, a cornerstone of therapy for nonvalvular AFib that can significantly improve symptoms. Patients who received rhythm control were more likely to be younger, white and privately insured. Source: Gehi AK, Doros G, Glorioso TJ, et al. Am Heart J 2017;187:88-97. Stroke History Higher in Asymptomatic AFib Patients 14.7% The likelihood that an asymptomatic AFib patient had a previous stroke compared with 6.0 percent of symptomatic patients. Source: European Society of Cardiology. News release. June 21, 2017. Women with AFib Less Likely to Use Oral Anticoagulants 56.7% The amount of women with AFib taking oral anticoagulants compared with 61.0 percent of men with AFib. Source: Thompson LE, Maddox TM, Lei L, et al. J Am Heart Assoc. July 19:[Epub ahead of print].
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