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Atrial fibrillation, also known as AF, is an irregular heart rhythm that affects the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. In AF, the atria quiver instead of beating normally. AF can also lead to rapid heart rhythm, where the heart can beat as much as 300 times a minute or more in the atria and up to 150 times a minute or more in the lower chambers (ventricles).
There are five types of AF:
Visit Medtronic Academy to learn more about AF.
Calkins et al.,2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Heart Rhythm Vol.14, No 10, October 2017
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Kim MH, Johnston SS, Chu BC, Dalal MR, Schulman KL. Estimation of total incremental health care costs in patients with atrial fibrillation in the United States. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. May 2011;4(3):313-320.
Savelieva I, et al. Silent Atrial Fibrillation—Another Pandora's Box. Pace. 2000; 23:145-148.
Medtronic internal estimates taking into account of clinical and economic exclusion.
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