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ARCHIVES 2004

ISSUES 36-45



    Issue 45....DECEMBER 2004/JANUARY 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Warfarin therapy guided by genotyping
    • ICD alleviates sleep apnea
    • Safety of antiarrhythmic drugs
    • Pulmonary vein stenosis after RF ablation
    • Pappone method explained
    • Reversion of pulmonary vein stenosis
    • ACE inhibitors and atrial fibrillation
    • Evaluation of the CARTO system
    GUEST ARTICLE: Blessed Relief - At Least for Now! by Joseph M. Pisano
    LAF Survey VIII Results

    Issue 44....NOVEMBER 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Quantification of PVI efficacy
    • Survey of AF patients confirms our findings
    • Lifetime risk of developing afib
    • Frequent afib and electrical remodeling
    LAF Survey VII Results - Part 3
    GUEST ARTICLE: Atrial Fibrillation and the Boiled Frog Syndrome, by Peter Stent
    BOOK REVIEWS: 3 books on inflammation, by William R. Ware

    Issue 43....OCTOBER 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Atrial fibrillation and fish consumption
    • Anticoagulation and left atrial thrombi
    • Vitamin B6 deficiency implicated in atrial fibrillation
    • Atrial fibrillation - Is it an epidemic?
    • Stroke risk in AF patients correlates with CRP levels
    • Atrial fibrillation linked to sleep apnea
    • Serious complication following PVI
    • Recurrence of atrial fibrillation after PVI
    LAF Survey VII Results - Part 2

    Issue 42....SEPTEMBER 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Research Summaries
    • New drug for atrial fibrillation
    • Successful PVI improves quality of life
    • ACE inhibitors may help prevent atrial fibrillation
    • MRI and ICDs don't mix
    • AV node ablation worsens atrial fibrillation
    TIP OF THE MONTH
    LAF Survey VII Results - Part I
    RESEARCH REPORT: The Importance of Potassium
    References

    Issue 41....JULY/AUGUST 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • ACE inhibitors may help prevent afib
    • Aldosterone implicated in atrial fibrillation
    • Ximelagatran may replace warfarin
    • GERD linked to atrial fibrillation
    • Clopidogrel + aspirin versus warfarin
    • Heart damage during radiofrequency ablation
    • Fish oils reduce PVCs
    • Atrial thrombus formation in AF patients
    • Comparison of pulmonary vein isolation procedures
    • Ablation of vagal nerve endings during PVI
    NEWSBRIEFS
    BOOK REVIEW: The Magnesium Factor, by M. S. Seelig, MD, MPH and A. Rosanoff, PhD

    Issue 40....JUNE 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Preventive properties of aspirin decline over time
    • Prevention of kidney damage from x-ray dyes
    • Type of AF and ablation success rate
    • Efficacy of pulmonary vein isolation
    • Atrial fibrillation and statin drugs
    • Reduction of stroke risk during ablation
    • Atrial fibrillation linked to swallowing
    • Cryoablation effective for atrial flutter
    • Electrical cardioversion with flecainide pretreatment
    • Afib linked to anger and hostility
    ACC Conference, March 7-10, 2004
    GUEST ARTICLE: My Journey to Sinus Rhythm, by Jeff Zorn

    Issue 39....MAY 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Stroke risk linked to cognitive decline
    • Supplements and arrhythmia
    • Afib vulnerability
    • Potassium: A crucial element
    • Data accumulating on PVI procedure
    • Heart disease does not affect PVI outcome
    • Heavy exercise may increase stroke risk in afibbers
    ACC Conference, March 7-10, 2004
    GUEST ARTICLE - Calming My Heart, by Jackie Burgess

    Issue 38....APRIL 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    Research Summaries
    • Cocoa may help prevent stroke
    • Risk of stroke after TIA
    • Focal ablation or total isolation?
    • Hypertension and stroke
    • Phytic acid inhibits magnesium absorption
    • Overtraining and high cortisol levels
    • Paroxetine implicated in hyponatremia
    ACC Conference, March 7-10, 2004
    GUEST ARTICLE - My ICD and Me, by Rodney Ross, BDS

    Issue 37....MARCH 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Long-term success of ablation
    • AF episodes after ablation
    • Heart rate variability and age
    • Afib and the autonomic nervous system
    • Time-release propafenone proves effective
    • New guidelines for afib management
    • Incidence of repeat ablation
    • Drugs of little benefit for persistent afibbers
    • Vagal afibbers should avoid pravastatin
    • Economic burden of atrial fibrillation
    NEWSBRIEFS
    RESEARCH REPORT - Atrial Fibrillation and ACE Inhibitors
    References

    Issue 36....FEBRUARY 2004....4th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Vitamin B6 protects against stroke
    • Antiarrhythmic properties of fish oils
    • Low vitamin C levels associated with increased stroke risk
    • Statin drugs may help prevent atrial fibrillation
    • On-demand approach found effective
    Survey Results - LAFS-6
    RESEARCH REPORT - Ximelagatran: A Promising New Anticoagulant
    References



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