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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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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.

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Out of breath and out of treatment options

“I used to have episodes of irregular and rapid heartbeats virtually every day.”

Wayne Hummel is a dealer in rare coins, other currency, and precious metals also known as a numismatist. He was an avid jogger, cyclist, and fishing enthusiast in northern Louisiana. However his quality of life significantly deteriorated when he started to experience shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat, often on a daily basis.

“I had no problem jogging a mile or a mile and half, but when I had an episode, I couldn’t jog two blocks,” he said. “I used to have episodes of irregular and rapid heartbeats virtually every day.”

Despite two years of taking medications to treat his atrial fibrillation or Afib, Wayne sought out multiple specialists who could not help him treat the source of his symptoms. “Everyone wanted to treat with drugs first,” he said. “No one treats with ablation in this town.” A friend of Wayne’s, who happened to be a doctor, referred him to cardiac electrophysiologist, Dr. James McKinnie at Jefferson Electrophysiology in Metarie, Louisiana. A cardiac electrophysiologist has additional training on electrical currents that regulate a patient’s heartbeat.

Dr. McKinnie was the fourth doctor Wayne saw about his Afib. Dr. McKinnie recommended FIRM-guided therapy using the Topera® Rotor Mapping Solution… and… After the FIRM-guided therapy, Wayne said his symptoms have been significantly reduced and he is back to his favorite outdoor activities.

After the FIRM-guided therapy, Wayne said his symptoms have been significantly reduced and he is back to his favorite outdoor activities. After experiencing a successful ablation, you can find him enjoying the lush landscapes in sportsmen’s paradise of northern Louisiana as a backdrop to his regular jog, a long stroll or fishing expedition.

Is FIRM-guided therapy right for you? Ask your cardiologist or use the Hospital Locator to find an electrophysiologist in your area.

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.