Practice Tools AF Resource Center

AF Clinic Resources

Use these resources and tools for your AF clinic.

Administration

pdf Current ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes for Atrial Fibrillation (.pdf)

Use this tool to help evaluate your existing referral base and identify the best opportunity for locating AF patients.

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Case Studies

pdf Medtronic PRO|CV Case Study (.pdf)

A Florida medical center wanted to increase catheter ablation patient referrals. The Medtronic PRO|CV team was brought in to help improve efficiency for three identified barriers: patient access, procedure scheduling, and lab efficiency. To learn more, download the case studies and speak with your Medtronic representative today.

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Cardiology

pdf Why Early Referral for Catheter Ablation of Drug Refractory Recurrent PAF Matters (.pdf)

Early referral to catheter ablation for indicated patients matters. Intended for the cardiologist audience, this one page document highlights relevant clinical studies and information as to why early referral is important.

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Jointly Addressing the Growing AF Challenge

AF affects more than 33 million people globally, and more than 5 million in the US.1 There are several potential benefits to indicated patients receiving catheter ablation. Catheter ablation is a safe and effective alternative after AADs.2-3 View the webinar below to learn more about treating PAF patients from the points of view of Valley Health System Cardiologist, Dr. Kedar Sankholkar, and the EP Lab Director at Valley Health, Dr. Suneet Mittal.

Jointly Addressing the Growing AF Challenge

This interactive webinar broadcast features a dialogue between a cardiologist and an electrophysiologist surrounding the growing AF challenge. They share their expertise on the current treatment options to address AF and discuss how to optimize outcomes.

ER Department

pdf Why Early Referral for Catheter Ablation of Drug Refractory Recurrent PAF Matters (.pdf)

Early referral to catheter ablation for indicated patients matters. Intended for the emergency room department audience, this one page document highlights relevant clinical studies and information as to why early referral is important.

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References

1

Mozaffarian, et al. "Heart disease and stroke statistics—2016 update." Circulation 133.4 (2016): e38-e360.

2

Packer DL, et al. Cryoballoon ablation of pulmonary veins for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: first results of the North American Arctic Front (STOP AF) pivotal trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(16):1713-23.

3

Wilber DJ, et al. Comparison of antiarrhythmic drug therapy and radiofrequency catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010 Jan 27;303(4):333-40.