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<< Atrial Fibrillation: Management Strategies In The Emergency Department

Disposition

Strategies to determine which patients who present to the ED in new-onset AF/AFL can be safely discharged home are becoming increasingly important. Multiple studies have found the total direct cost per patient with AF to be much higher than patients without AF, at roughly $20,670 each year, in contrast to the average healthcare cost of $11,965 among patients without AF.7 Each documented recurrence of AF increases annual healthcare costs by approximately $1600.180

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