Heart Disease

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What is Heart Disease?

Heart Disease comprises a number of different conditions, many of which are related to a condition known as atherosclerosis – the buildup of plaque in the walls of arteries. Heart diseases include heart attacks, ischemic strokes, heart failure, arrhythmia, and heart valve problems.1

The Value of MedTech To Treat AFib

Millions of Americans Suffer from AFib

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia.1 A normal heart beats 60-100 times per minute. During an AFib episode, a person’s heart can beat 175 times or more per minute.2  
Often undiagnosed, AFib prevalence estimates vary between 2.7 million and 6.1 million Americans affected.3 Age is a major risk factor for AFib – at age 60, 1 in 25 Americans has AFib. This number increases to 1 in 10 at age 80.4  

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Use of diagnostic & therapeutic technologies (angioplasty, pacemakers, electrocardiograms, left ventricular ultrasound, chest x-rays) for treatment of people with heart disease generates net cost savings.