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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 address 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 solutions (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 band is now in routine use at several leading medical centers throughout the United States.

RhythmView® Reference Electrode

RhythmView Reference Electrode


RhythmView Reference Electrode noise reductionAbbott is dedicated to the pursuit of identifying the source that sustains Atrial fibrillation in your patients.  To that end, we continue to improve and evolve rotor mapping technology in the RhythmView Mapping System. One area that we have identified as an opportunity for improvement is the unipolar reference electrode.

While we have designed the FIRMap catheter to optimize full-chamber unipolar recording, the available return electrode options on conventional recording systems can create a variety of frustrations.

  • ECG references can be subject to electrical noise and motion artifact due to small surface area, poor adhesion, and respiration motion on chest electrodes.
  • Inserting an internal catheter reference often requires additional cost, additional lab time, and an extra insertion site on the patient.

A reliable unipolar reference to simplify your procedures should be available – so we created one.


  • ECG references often lack fidelity to capture clear unipolar signals. The RhythmView Reference Electrode optimizes unipolar recordings by minimizing power line noise and baseline artifact
  • Internal catheters often require the expense of an additional catheter and insertion site. With our solution, you have the potential to save procedure time, cost and avoid the additional insertion site.
  • Return electrodes often feature material composition that created undesirable voltage potential and lack patient safe adapters. The RhythmView reference electrode features a button connector that can be connected to ECG or a 2mm pin.