It's the end of 2012, and that means it's time to take a look back at the year in retrospect. We'll be reading through the naughty and nice lists (we've already checked them twice), counting down the 25 best-performing stocks and the 25 worst-performing stocks in the health care sector this year.

In this segment, Motley Fool health care analysts Brenton Flynn and Max Macaluso take a look at #18 on the naughty list, AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC), and why this company deserves coal in its stocking.

Brenton Flynn and Max Macaluso, Ph.D. have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.