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ARCHIVES 2002

ISSUES 13-24



    Issue 24....DECEMBER 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Personal Story - My Journey: A Happy Ending by Mark Murphy, MD
    Causes of LAF
    • Alcohol and Drugs
    • Tyramine-Containing Foods
    • Thyroid Disorders
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Electrolyte Imbalances
    • References
    • Appendix - Tyramine-Containing Foods

    Issue 22....OCTOBER 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS III Part 3
    • C-reactive protein
    • Thyroid disorders
    • Diet and afib episodes
    • Conclusions
    Medical Therapy for LAF
    • Pharmaceutical drugs
    • Implantable pacemakers/defibrillators
    • AV node ablation
    • Maze procedure
    • Ablation therapy
    • References

    Issue 21....SEPTEMBER 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS III Part 2
    • LAF and GERD
    • LAF and tonsillectomy
    • Exercise level
    • Supplementation
    • Genetic Connection
    LAF: The Diagnosis
    • Causes of atrial fibrillation
    • Initial Evaluation
    • Blood tests
    • Electrocardiogram
    • Holter monitoring
    • Treadmill testing
    • Echocardiography
    • Advanced tests
    • Need for stroke prevention
    • References

    Issue 20....AUGUST 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS III Part 1
    • Episode Severity
    • Effect of Gender
    • Summary of Questionnaire Responses
    PACs, PVCs and Other Arrhythmias
    • Premature Atrial Complexes (PACs)
    • Premature Ventricular Complexes (PVCs)
    • Supraventricular Tachycardias

    Issue 19....JULY 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS II Part 4
    • Effect of Supplements
    • Effect of Relaxation/Breathing Therapies
    • Effectiveness of Dr. Lam's Protocol
    From the Bulletin Board
    Exercise and LAF
    More on the Cortisol Connection
    AFIB News
    • New Stroke Prevention Drug
    • Non-drug Stroke Prevention in AF Patients
    • Magnesium Helps Prevent Ectopic Beats
    • Accurate Test for Pheochromocytoma
    • All Beta-blockers Are Not Equal

    Issue 18....JUNE 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS II Part 3
    • Effect of Antiarrhythmic Drugs
    • How They Work
    • Use Versus Episode Frequency and Duration
    • Drugs in Vagal LAF
    • Drugs in Adrenergic LAF
    • Drugs in Mixed LAF
    • Drugs in Chronic LAF
    • Subjective Evaluation of Drug Performance
    • Follow-up on Ablation Procedures
    The Stress Connection
    • The Body's Reaction to Stress
    • The Glucose Connection
    • The Ins and Outs of Cortisol
    • Managing Cortisol Levels
    • Can Cortisol Levels be Too Low?
    • Conclusion
    • References

    Issue 17....MAY 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS II Part 2
    • Triggers
    • Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Maze Procedure
    • Amalgam Replacement
    • Anti-inflammation Protocol
    Is LAF Really Idiopathic?
    • AF and Oxidative Stress
    • Inflammation
    • Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction
    • The Digestion Connection
    • Conclusion
    • References
    Afib News
    • Vagal AF linked to colon disorder
    • Magnesium depletion linked to chronic stress
    • Rate control best for chronic afibbers
    • Pulmonary vein isolation is safe and effective

    Issue 16....APRIL 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Findings from LAFS II Part 1
    Atrial Flutter: Mechanism and Treatment
    • Types and Mechanism
    • Treatment
    • Stroke Risk
    • References
    Afib News
    • AF increasingly common in the United States
    • Vigorous exercise and AF
    • Different mechanisms for adrenergic and vagal LAF
    • Vitamin C prevents arrhythmias
    Personal Story: My experience with atrial fibrillation by Sadja Greenwood

    Issue 15....MARCH 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    The Oxygen Connection
    • Gamma-tocopherol
    • Lycopene
    • Conclusion
    • References
    Digoxin: The Medicine from Hell?
    • Toxicity and interactions
    • Digoxin and atrial fibrillation
    • References
    Afib News
    • Lone atrial fibrillation is common
    • Stroke risk greater in chronic afibbers
    • Dizziness in atrial fibrillation

    Issue 14....FEBRUARY 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    More on Inflammation and LAF
    New Guidelines for Management of Atrial Fibrillation
    Afib News
    • Undiagnosed hyperthyroidism: a risk factor for atrial fibrillation
    • AF episodes preceded by premature beats
    • Autonomic balance at high altitudes
    • Sublingual verapamil lowers heart rate
    • Ouality of life in patients with AF
    • American ginseng blocks sodium channels
    • Mantras and the autonomic nervous system
    Personal Story: A Work in Progress by Randy Lewis
    References

    Issue 13....JANUARY 2002....2nd Year

    EDITORIAL
    LAF and Heart Rate Variability
    • Measure of heart rate variability
    • Significance of heart rate variability
    • HRV and atrial fibrillation
    • External influences on HRV
    • Control of HRV
    • HeartMath techniques
    • Thought Field Therapy
    • Conclusion
    Personal Update on Anti-Inflammation Protocol
    Personal Story: The AFIB Mystery by Andrew Auerbach
    References



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