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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.


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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.

Patients

A cardiac arrhythmia is a malfunction of the heart’s electrical system resulting in an irregular heartbeat (a skipped beat, a rapid heart rate, a slow heart rate, etc.). Electrical impulses originate in the sinus node (the heart’s natural pacemaker), and are propagated throughout the four chambers of the heart.

These electrical impulses cause the heart muscle to contract, ultimately causing the heart to beat. Normally the heart contracts in an organized, regular fashion, but when the heart’s normal electrical activity is altered or chaotic, an arrhythmia may develop.1

There are several types of arrhythmia including1:

What is Afib?

Atrial fibrillation or Afib is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia. Left untreated, Afib can lead to serious consequences such as stroke or heart failure.

  • It’s estimated that up to 33.5 million people around the world are living with Afib2 and it’s the most common serious heart rhythm abnormality in people over the age of 65.3
  • Persistent Afib is when symptoms last more than 7 days.4 Although Afib itself is not life-threatening5, it doubles the risk of heart related deaths and increases the risk of stroke by up to 5 times.3

For more information on arrhythmias, contact your physician.


  1. American Heart Association. About Arrhythmia. Accessed September 11, 2015.
  2. Chugh SS, Havmoller R, et al. Worldwide epidemiology of atrial fibrillation: a Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. Circulation. 2014; Feb 25;129(8):837-47.
  3. American Heart Association. What is Atrial Fibrillation (Afib or AF)? Accessed August 10, 2015.
  4. American Heart Association. What are the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)? Accessed November 4, 2015.
  5. Shea J, Sears S, et al. A Patient’s Guide to Living with Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2008; 117:e340-e343.