Referral Optimization AF Resource Center

Partnering With Referring Audiences

Referring audiences (i.e. general cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, etc.) are instrumental in the care and treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) patients. Use the tools and resources below to educate and partner with referring networks to identify indicated PAF patients who may benefit from catheter ablation.

Referral Analysis Tool

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


Jointly Addressing the Growing AF Challenge

This webinar reviews the prevalence of AF, potential treatment options, guidelines for ablation, and the potential benefits for indicated patients receiving catheter ablation from the viewpoints of Dr. Kedar Sankholkar, Cardiologist at Valley Health System and Dr. Suneet Mittal, EP Lab Director at Valley Health. Catheter ablation is a safe and effective alternative after AADs.1-2

Audience: Referring Cardiologists

Jointly Addressing the Growing AF Challenge

This interactive webinar broadcast features a dialog 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.


References

1

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.

 

2

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.