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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

x5

The increased risk of stroke in patients with AF4

350,000

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.