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ARCHIVES 2003

ISSUES 25-35



    Issue 35....DECEMBER 2003/JANUARY 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Don't rush into cardioversion
    • Atrial flutter after PV ablation
    • Hypertension and atrial fibrillation
    • LAF and atrial natriuretic peptide
    • Aspirin effective in preventing stroke
    • New model for stroke risk prediction
    • Serotonin and atrial fibrillation
    • PACs, PVCs and heart rate turbulence
    • Silymarin increases effect of amiodarone
    AFIB News
    AHA 2003 Conference

    Issue 34....NOVEMBER 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Evaluation of LAFS V Survey Results
    • Heart Rhythm Parameters
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Maze, ICDs and AV Node Ablation
    Radiofrequency Ablation
    Conclusions
    References

    Issue 33....OCTOBER 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Evaluation of LAFS V Survey Results
    • Use of Pharmaceutical Drugs
    • Drug Efficacy by Afib Type
    • Efficacy by Drug Type
    • Drugs in Vagal LAF
    • On-Demand Therapy
    • Use of Stroke Prevention Medications
    Calcium & Magnesium Supplementation
    Other Minerals
    References

    Issue 32....SEPTEMBER 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Evaluation of LAFS V Survey Results
    • General Health
    • Environmental & Dietary Factors
    • Lifestyle Factors
    • Conclusions
    • References
    AFIB News
    • Efficacy and safety of time-release propafenone
    • Airport metal detectors don't interfere with pacemaker
    • Computer work may affect autonomic nervous system
    • Glutamate and carnitine
    • Incidence of atrial fibrillation increases dramatically
    • Ablation superior to drug treatment for AF patients
    • Left atrium extends into pulmonary veins
    • Cryoablation for atrial flutter

    Issue 31....JULY/AUGUST 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Evaluation of LAFS V Survey Results
    • Episode Characteristics
    • Health Status of Respondents
      • Hypertension
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Stroke
    • References
    AFIB News

    Issue 30....JUNE 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Evaluation of Survey Results
    • Episodes During First Year - Revisited
    • Severity of LAF
    • Episode Frequency
    • Episode Duration
    • Time Spent in Fibrillaiton
    • Intensity of Episodes
    Magnesium & Potassium in LAF - Part 3 by Patrick Chambers, MD

    Issue 29....MAY 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Evaluation of Survey Results
    Magnesium & Potassium in LAF - Part 2 by Patrick Chambers, MD
    Digestive Wellness - What You Need to Know by Jackie Burgess, RDH
    References

    Issue 28....APRIL 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Evaluation of Survey Results
    My Return From the Abyss by Frances Ross
    Magnesium & Potassium in LAF - Part 1 by Patrick Chambers, MD
    References

    Issue 27....MARCH 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Aldosterone: Villain of the Peace?
    • Hormones 101
    • The Hormone Connection
    • Aldosterone & LAF
    • The Hypothesis
    • Additional Musings
    • Implications for Management of LAF
    • Conclusion
    • References
    AFIB News

    Issue 26....FEBRUARY 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    Magnesium/Bicarbonate (Waller) Water Trial
    The Diet Connection
    • Survey results
    • Evaluation of effective diets
    • Electrolyte levels
    • Proteins, carbohydrates and glycemic load
    • Fish oils and fatty acid ratio
    • Conclusion
    My Afib Journey: Part 2 by Hans Larsen
    References

    Issue 25....JANUARY 2003....3rd Year

    EDITORIAL
    The Ablation Survey
    • Demographics
    • Effectiveness by Procedure
                  A. Focal point ablation
                  B. Pulmonary vein isolation
                  C. Focal point and pulmonary vein ablation
    • Success Rate
    • Stenosis
    • Effectiveness by Afib Type
    • New Developments in Ablation Therapy
    My Afib Journey: Part 1 by Hans Larsen
    References



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