The AFib Burden Is About
To Get Much Worse


The medical and economic burden of AFib
is transitioning from a disease to an epidemic.


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The AFib Burden Is About
To Get Much Worse


The medical and economic burden of AFib
is transitioning from a disease to an epidemic.


Learn More

Projected Number
of AFib Patients

Projected Number of AFib Patients


According to multiple research agencies and healthcare entities, the number
of new atrial fibrillation patients will dramatically rise. The American Heart Association
suggests that the number of AFib patients will increase by 300% to 12.1 million
cases by 2030 in the United States alone.

According to multiple research agencies and healthcare entities, the number
of new atrial fibrillation patients will dramatically rise. The American Heart Association 
suggests that the number of AFib patients will increase by 300% to 12.1 million
cases by 2030 in the United States alone.


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5-Year Survival Rates
Are Troubling

5-Year Survival Rates Are Troubling


Without proper treatment, 51% of patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation
will die within five years following the onset of symptoms.


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The AFib Burden
by Gender

The AFib Burden by Gender


Studies suggest that atrial fibrillation causes a 90% increase of death
among woman and a 50% increase of death among men.

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Cumulative Incidence of Events 5 Years After AFib Diagnosis

Cumulative Incidence of Events
5 Years After AFib Diagnosis


Just 5 years after AFib diagnosis, the greatest incidence for
patients is death (49%).


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Atrial Fibrillation
& Strokes

Atrial Fibrillation & Strokes


According to the American Heart Association, a patient with AFib is 5 times
more likely to have a stroke than a patient without AFib. In addition,
370,000 strokes or 20% of all Ischemic strokes are associated with AFib.


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Economic AFib Burden:
United States

Economic AFib Burden: United States


“On the basis of current US age and sex-specific
prevalence data, the national incremental AF cost is
estimated to range from $6.0 to $26.0 billion.”

“On the basis of current US age and sex-specific prevalence data, the national incremental AF cost is estimated to range from $6.0 to $26.0 billion.”

“On the basis of current US age and sex-specific 
prevalence data, the national incremental AF cost is
estimated to range from $6.0 to $26.0 billion.”


Estimation of Total Incremental Health Care Costs in Patients With
Atrial Fibrillation in the United States, Kim MH, Johnston SS, Chu BC,
Dalal MR, Schulman KLCirc Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes . 2011;4:313-320


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Economic AFib Burden:
Europe

Economic AFib Burden: Europe


“Estimates of the economic burden posed by AF are critical in light of the increasing importance of AF as a public health problem.”

“Estimates of the economic burden posed by
AF are critical in light of the increasing importance
of AF as a public health problem.”

“Estimates of the economic burden posed by
AF are critical in light of the increasing importance
of AF as a public health problem.”

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Costs of atrial fibrillation in five European countries: results from the
Euro Heart Survey on atrial fibrillation Ringborg A, Nieuwlaa Rt, Lindgren P, Jonsson
B, Fidan D, Maggioni AP, Lopez-Sendon J, Stepinska J, Cokkinos DV, Crijns HJGM
Europace (2008) 10, 403–411 doi:10.1093/europace/eun048

Costs of atrial fibrillation in five European countries: results from the
Euro Heart Survey on atrial fibrillation Ringborg A, Nieuwlaa Rt, Lindgren P, Jonsson
B, Fidan D, Maggioni AP, Lopez-Sendon J, Stepinska J, Cokkinos DV, Crijns HJGM
Europace (2008) 10, 403–411 doi:10.1093/europace/eun048


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