Nearly half of patients die within 10 years of AF hospitalisation: Aussie study

Re-hospitalisation for AF or flutter was also 'exceedingly common', doctors find.

Nearly half of patients hospitalised for AF or flutter die within a decade post-discharge, according to Australian analysis of public and private hospital data.

Their study also suggests that re-hospitalisation is “exceedingly common”, with more than 40% of patients readmitted for AF or flutter within 10 years of the initial discharge.