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Why Treatment is so Important

Why Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Is So Important

If left untreated, atrial fibrillation can scar, stretch, and stiffen the heart muscle.

Afib progresses and becomes harder to treat. When it's untreated, it also causes other health problems.

Atrial fibrillation also puts people at higher risk for many other health conditions, including:

  • 5x increase in stroke risk2
  • 5x increase in heart failure development3
Even if people develop other heart problems, there is hope. When atrial fibrillation is successfully treated, the benefits can:
  • Reverse the stretching of the left atrium1
  • Improve heart function overall1
  • Improve your symptoms1
  • Reduce the number of heart medications you need1

See How Atrial Fibrillation Can Progress

What is Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms
Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis and Progression


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  2. Benjamin, E.J., et al. (2019). Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation, 139:e56-e528, DOI: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000659
  3. Odutayo, A. et al. (2016). Atrial fibrillation and risks of cardiovascular disease, renal disease, and death: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ, 354, i4482.
  4. IFU for EPi-Sense® Guided Coagulation System Data: PMA# P200002