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Get your rhythm back.

Serious heart rhythm disorders called arrhythmias, affect the lives of millions of people daily. Unfortunately, most treatments for these conditions are generic and one-size-fits-all, with mixed results.

But there’s hope.

We believe there is a better way to treat serious heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Using Abbott Electrophysiology’s technology, doctors can identify the sources of arrhythmias that are unique to each person. Now treatment can be tailored to your individual needs.

Find Your Source.
Get Tailored Therapy.
Get Your Rhythm Back.

Find a doctor near you who is using the Topera Rotor Mapping System

The most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation (AF, or afib) is a serious global public health problem which affects millions of people around the world. If left untreated, AF doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and also increases stroke risk by up to 500%. Unfortunately, although it is such a serious health problem, AF has historically been difficult to treat with an acceptable degree of success.

In response to this unaddressed need, Abbott, Inc. has developed a unique 3D analysis and mapping solution (the Abbott 3D Mapping System), which consists of the RhythmView Workstation and FIRMap diagnostic catheter. The Abbott 3D Mapping System has been designed to enable physicians to view the electrical activity of the heart, thereby supporting the diagnosis and patient-specific treatment planning for a variety of heart arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia.

The Abbott 3D Mapping System received FDA clearance in 2013 and is now in routine use at several leading medical centers throughout the United States.

Steerable Sheath

steerable sheath

Vado® Steerable Sheath

Abbott’s new Vado steerable sheath is the first and only design on the market that does not use pull wires for deflection.  Our patented TruVectorTM technology is a unique design that uses connected coaxial lumens reinforced with Kevlar to provide superb stability in all planes.  As opposed to traditional pull wire based designs, you can rotate the Vado 360◦ without torque buildup which results in catheter whipping, thus helping you navigate the ablation catheter with precision while creating continuous, smooth lesions.  Highly sensitive handle to tip response puts you in the driver’s seat, providing precise torqueability and maneuverability for even the most challenging cases.


Experience the stability you would expect in a fixed curve sheath with the freedom to operate of a deflectable sheath. With the only design on the market that allows full degree of shaft rotation without torque buildup that causes whipping, you can navigate any area of the heart with confidence.


Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing the Abbott steerable sheath will stay true to form during your entire procedure, even when challenged with a dilator. Whether you are at the start or toward the end of your case, you can be confident in knowing your sheath has not suffered any loss in performance.



Consistent and dependable tissue contact is essential for efficient lesion creation. The Vado sheath delivers dependable contact both in-line and at 90 degrees, helping deliver therapy even in difficult to reach areas, such as the right inferior pulmonary vein.

We invite you to try the new Vado steerable sheath for yourself.  Read about the first experiences with the Vado sheath from physicians.