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Atrial Fibrillation / Afib / AF

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> 33.5 million

Number of people with AF worldwide1

+5 million

Number of new cases of AF worldwide each year2

$26 billion

Yearly cost of treatment of AF in the USA3


The increased risk of stroke in patients with AF4


Estimated yearly number of AF ablation procedures worldwide5

Up to 50%

Rate of AF recurrence post-ablation6

Overview of Atrial Fibrillation

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AF Catheter Ablation: Breakthroughs and Remaining Challenges

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Further reading

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[1] Chugh SS, Havmoeller R, Narayanan K, et al. Worldwide Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation: A Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study. Circulation. 2014;129(8):837-847 [2] ibid [3] ibid [4] Fuster V, Ryden LE, Cannom DS, Crijns HJ, Curtis AB, Ellenbogen KA, et al. 2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused updates incorporated into the ACC/AHA/ESC 2006 guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on practice guidelines. Circulation 2011;123(10):e269–367 [5] St. Jude Investor Meeting May 2014 [6] Calkins H, et al. 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for patient selection, procedural techniques, patient management and follow-up, definitions, endpoints, and research trial design. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2012 Mar;33(2):171-257.