What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common heart arrhythmias in the world. It affects about 2% of the population, and usually afflicts men and women between the age of 65 and 85. The main symptoms are periods of rapid, irregular heartbeats, which over time can get longer in duration and more frequent.1

  • Paroxysmal AF

    Patients who have had at least two AF episodes within a 7-day period may be experiencing Paroxysmal AF, although symptoms are not always present.


  • Persistent AF

    Patients with AF episodes that continue for more than 7 days may have Persistent AF. These episodes do not stop on their own and require treatment to be stopped.


  • Longstanding
    Persistent AF

    Patients whose persistent AF has continued for more than 1 year are considered to have advanced to the category of Longstanding Persistent AF.


  • Permanent AF

    Paroxysmal and Persistent AF can lead to Permanent AF, where a patients’ heart cannot be returned to normal sinus rhythm via surgery or other methods.



Drugs or other surgeries are often the chosen therapy when treating AF, but each have potentially serious drawbacks that patients should be aware of. When you discuss a course of action with your doctor, you should ask about ablation guided with AcQMap as a possible solution.

Source: 2017 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/ECAS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation



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