AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), affecting over 2.6 million Americans, with more than 160,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year[1]. It is caused by abnormal nerve activity in the heart and characterized by a very fast, chaotic rhythm in the atria. Because the electrical impulses being generated in the atrium are rapid and irregular, the atrium cannot contract/squeeze blood effectively into the ventricle. This result in stagnant flow in the atrium that forms a clot and then confers a fivefold increase in the risk of stroke.  In the U.S., AF causes more than 70,000 strokes each year[2].

CURRENT TREATMENTS

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

 

SHORTAGE OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGISTS

Projections for the Number of Cardiologists Completing Fellowship Training:

Shortage of electrophysiologists

 

NTS procedure can be performed by any CARDIOLOGIST