Navigation Links
Data evaluates rehospitalization and cost burden of AFib/atrial flutter

Two studies to be presented this week address the often-overlooked costs associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. Each study evaluates these costs and updates a growing body of evidence suggesting that the true costs of AFib are complex and may not yet be fully understood. The patient populations studied mimic those in the landmark ATHENA trial, a placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel arm trial to assess the safety and efficacy of dronedarone 400 mg bid for the prevention of cardiovascular hospitalization or death from any cause in patients with atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter.

Dronedarone is an antiarrhythmic drug indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AFib) or atrial flutter (AFL), with a recent episode of AFib/AFL and associated cardiovascular risk factors (i.e., age >70, hypertension, diabetes, prior cerebrovascular accident, left atrial diameter ≥50 mm or left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] <40%), who are in sinus rhythm or who will be cardioverted.

Editorial support for development of this poster was funded by sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc.

Lead investigator, Alpesh N. Amin, MD, University of California, Irvine, is available to discuss key findings following each session.

WHERE: HeartRhythm 2011
San Francisco, CA or via Teleconference

WHEN: Thursday, May 5th, 9:00 AM PT
"Cost Burden to U.S. Payors of ATHENA-Like Patients with Atrial Fibrillation/Atrial Flutter" (poster presentation 11-A-5161-HRS)

Thursday, May 5th, 2:00 PM PT
"Rehospitalization Rates and Costs in Hospitalized ATHENA-Like U.S. Patients with Atrial Fibrillation/Atrial Flutter" (oral presentation 11-A-5148-HRS)

Atrial Fibrillation is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. It is associated with an increased risk for stroke , heart failure and death and its prevalence is expected to rise as the population ages In fact, as a growing population of Americans begins to reach their Medicare years, AFib which disproportionately affects those over the age of 65 has the potential to be a largely unrecognized cost-driver.


Contact: Tom Murphy
Chandler Chicco Agency

Related medicine news :

1. Study evaluates costs and benefits of new chemotherapy drugs
2. Study evaluates costs and benefits associated with new colon cancer therapies
3. Study evaluates importance of timeliness of care in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
4. Burden of HIV/TB infections increasingly falling on Hispanic community
5. Late-stage melanoma results in economic burden
6. NJHA: Charity Care Must Be a Priority as Uninsured Burden Grows
7. Inequities exists in disease burden, health care and access for minority children
8. For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden
9. International liver cancer congress provides possible solutions to reduce significant burden
10. Kroll Fraud Solutions' New HITECH Hotline Eases Burden of Data Breach Notification for Healthcare
11. Insurance Woes Can Add to Burden of Psoriasis
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet ... in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, ... occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern Oregon, ... health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create AccentCare ... company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. This ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today ... Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , where ... Following a comprehensive ... minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal ... completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... , Oct. 6, 2017   Provista, ... more than $100 billion in purchasing power, today announced ... and information. The Newsroom is the online ... industry trends, infographics, expert bios, news releases, slideshows and ... access to a wealth of resources at their fingertips, ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the ... certain health insurance regulations. ... time to get a flu shot is by the end of October, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: