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|Atrial Fibrillation Management Options|
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia seen in clinical practice, affecting approximately 2.5 million persons in the U.S. AF is not only common but also carries significant risks of mortality and morbidity, raising the risk of stroke more than five-fold and contributing to an estimated 15-20% of strokes annually in the U.S. Even patients with AF who do not suffer a stroke often experience diminished quality of life and require frequent hospitalization.
This appraisal will evaluate the evidence on the comparative risks, benefits, and cost-effectiveness of management strategies for patients with AF. We will include in the scope of the appraisal:
Stakeholder organizations invited to participate:
Atrial Fibrillation Appraisal Timeline
Update since Publication of Final Report
Final Appraisal Documents
Draft Appraisal Documents
Final Atrial Fibrillation ERG Meeting
Mid-Cycle Review Documents