Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2020) Atrial fibrillation in Australia, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 26 May 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2020). Atrial fibrillation in Australia. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/heart-stroke-vascular-diseases/atrial-fibrillation-in-australia
Atrial fibrillation in Australia. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 18 November 2020, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/heart-stroke-vascular-diseases/atrial-fibrillation-in-australia
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Atrial fibrillation in Australia [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2020 [cited 2022 May. 26]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/heart-stroke-vascular-diseases/atrial-fibrillation-in-australia
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This report provides data on atrial fibrillation (AF) related hospitalisations, procedures and deaths in Australia, and identifies areas where additional data development activities will improve monitoring and surveillance.
In 2017–18, there were over 72,000 hospitalisations in Australia with AF and it was associated with 9.0% of deaths in 2018. Increases were observed over the recent decade in rates of AF hospitalisation and deaths, as well as the rates of procedures undertaken in hospitals for AF.
15% of acute hospitalisations for stroke had an additional diagnosis of AF in 2017-18
The age-standardised hospitalisation rate for AF (principal diagnosis) increased by 42% between 2000–01 and 2017–18
The proportion of AF related deaths almost doubled from 4.6% in 2001 to 9.0% in 2018
The proportion of AF hospitalisations which had a cardiac ablation undertaken has increased steadily since 2004–05
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