AFib symptoms can severely impact
quality of life.1
AFib can cause a wide variety of symptoms in most patients. However, 15-30%
of patients don’t feel any symptoms at all.2
It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent the progression
Symptoms of AFib include:1,3
Download the AFib Symptom Tracker to keep a log of when your symptoms happen, your heart rate, and what may have triggered it. This will help you identify how often you are having symptoms and will be a good document to share with your doctor at your next visit.
As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. Only a cardiologist or
electrophysiologist can determine whether ablation is an appropriate course of treatment. There
are potential risks including bleeding, swelling or bruising at the catheter insertion site, and
infection. More serious complications are rare, which can include damage to the heart or blood
vessels; blood clots (which may lead to stroke); heart attack, or death. These risks need to be
discussed with your doctor and recovery takes time. The success of this procedure depends on
many factors, including your physical condition and your body's ability to tolerate the procedure.
Use care in the selection of your doctors and hospital, based on their skill and experience.
1. Hugh Calkins, Gerhard Hindricks, Ricardo Cappato, et al. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on
catheter ablation and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. 2017.
2. Rienstra M, Lubitz SA, Mahida S, Magnani JW, Fontes JD et al. (2012)
Symptoms and functional status of patients with atrial fibrillation: state
of the art and future research opportunities. Circulation125 (23):
3. What are the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation? 2016.
Accessed July 8, 2019.
Catheters are approved for drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation,
when used with CARTO® 3
Systems (excluding NAVISTAR® RMT THERMOCOOL®Catheter).
Caution: US law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
Important information: Prior to use, refer to the instructions for use supplied with this device for indications,
contraindications, side effects,
warnings and precautions.