A-fib hospital admissions are projected to continue rising

11/18/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

Between 1998 and 2010, hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation almost doubled, with nearly 4.7 million individuals receiving hospital treatment for the heart rhythm disorder, according to an analysis presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. By 2020, there could be 28% more hospitalizations due to the condition compared with rates in 2010, while cases will cost more than $40,000 each. "It's a very costly disease, and it's going to be even more so in the future," lead researcher Dr. Sadip Pant said.

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