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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.

Questions for Your Doctor

symptoms

If you have symptoms of atrial fibrillation or Afib it is important that you contact your doctor right away. Atrial fibrillation symptoms may include:

  • An irregular heartbeat (palpitations, a racing heart, a sensation of “flip flopping” in your chest)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Light headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain

If you experience chest pain, you should seek medical assistance immediately because chest pain may be a sign that you are having a heart attack.

Although an Afib diagnosis might seem scary, it is a very treatable disease. There are several available options, including drugs for atrial fibrillation, a cardiac pacemaker, traditional catheter ablation, and tailored catheter ablation approaches.

If you are diagnosed with Afib, it is important to take an active role in your treatment. Asking questions about the cause and treatment options for Afib can help empower you with the knowledge to get the best possible care.

It is important that you ask the right questions about your Afib:

  • What caused my atrial fibrillation?
  • What is my risk for stroke, and how can I minimize the risk?
  • Are there any physical restrictions that I should follow?
  • Are there any dietary restrictions that I should follow?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes that can help control my atrial fibrillation, such as losing weight, avoiding caffeine, exercising, stop smoking, etc.?
  • What drugs will I need to take?
  • What are the side-effects of drugs for atrial fibrillation?
  • What happens if the drugs don’t work?
  • When is a cardiac pacemaker recommended?
  • Will I need to have an ablation procedure?
  • If an ablation procedure is needed, is it tailored to my specific condition, or is the procedure the same for all patients?
  • If I want a more tailored procedure, when would I be a candidate for other strategies such as rotor ablation?
  • What are the odds of success for each treatment option?

If you have Afib symptoms, talk to a cardiac electrophysiologist about the Topera Rotor Mapping Solution to determine if you are a candidate for this new, personalized treatment approach. Fill out this short form and we will instantly email you a list of the top 5 questions to ask your doctor about treatment options. Your information is never shared or sold to third-parties.