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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.

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Fatigued and fed-up with afib

“I wish I would have found my doctor and your (Abbott Electrophysiology’s) procedure years ago.”

As a veteran of the military, Brad Pierzchala was always physically active. He enjoyed hunting and other outdoor activities until he began to experience symptoms of atrial fibrillation or Afib. “It robbed me of my activities,” Brad said. “I felt tired throughout the day.”

After watching his father struggle to manage his Afib, Brad put off dealing with his own serious heart rhythm disorder for nearly a decade after he began experiencing symptoms. When he did seek treatment, Brad started taking medication to manage his symptoms. But Afib and related health issues sent him to the hospital on three separate occasions for several days at a time. “The medicine wasn’t working,” he said. “I had an episode at home where I stood up from a chair and fell backwards. My wife checked my blood pressure and it was through the roof, so she called an ambulance.”

During a routine visit to his doctor’s office Brad’s cardiac vitals were off the chart again. His doctor immediately admitted him to the hospital and after reviewing his limited treatment options, Brad decided on cardiac ablation. A few weeks before the procedure, Brad’s doctor introduced him to Abbott Electrophysiology’s FIRM-guided therapy and recommended its use during his procedure. This innovative approach offered Brad’s doctors at the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston a unique view of his specific sources of arrhythmia.

Following the cardiac ablation, Brad’s fatigue lifted and he’s back enjoying the great outdoors. While this technology wasn’t available to his father, Brad’s happy to have been one of the first to receive FIRM-guided therapy. Brad says, “I wish I would have found my doctor and your [Abbott Electrophysiology’s] procedure years ago.”

Content on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for discussing your condition and treatment options with your doctor. As with any invasive procedure, complications can occur during a cardiac ablation. Talk to your doctor about all possible risks and benefits. All products presented on this site are prescribed by your doctor only and are not appropriate for all patients. Although many patients have benefited from FIRM-guided therapy, results may vary.