Treatment Costs for Atrial Fibrillation Average $26 Billion Yearly

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When a medical condition becomes severe and prevents an individual from working for a long period of time, they may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits.

In a report from Web MD, a new study finds the treatment for atrial fibrillation averages $26 billion yearly, with costs expected to rise. Additionally, the number of patients being hospitalized for this condition is also increasing.

Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart rhythm is abnormal
. It can cause blood clots, which increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke.

With 3 million people in the U.S. being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, the cost to care for this condition appears to be placing a huge financial burden on the country. It is also expected to double in the next 25 years.

The study also found that those with atrial fibrillation were not only more likely to be hospitalized but they were 3 times more likely to be hospitalized several times in comparison to those who don’t have the condition.

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or any other severe condition which has resulted in disability, you should consult with a Miami Beach long-term disability representative today. They can help you with the process of applying for benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.