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ARCHIVES 2005

ISSUES 46-55



    Issue 55...DECEMBER 2005/JANUARY 2006....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Atrial flutter after PVI
    Ablation improves heart function
    PVI not enough in persistent AF
    Atrial fibrillation rings alarm bells in Japan
    Survey of AF management in Europe
    RESEARCH REPORT: Left Atrial Appendage: Useless or Priceless?
    LAF Survey 9 - Follow-up



    Issue 54...NOVEMBER 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Psychological factors in LAF
    Decrease in left atrium size predicts PVI success
    Heart rate increase after ablation
    AF and alcohol consumption
    Benefits and risks in warfarin therapy
    Age-related risk of warfarin therapy
    Afib and the gene connection
    Magnesium sulfate for rate control in AF
    AF originating outside the pulmonary veins
    Aspirin at bedtime reduces blood pressure



    Issue 53...OCTOBER 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    AF precipitated from left atrial appendage
    Highlights from Atrial Fibrillation Symposium
    Survey of lone afibbers
    Asymptomatic AF common after ablation
    Conversion to atrial flutter - A blessing in disguise?

    Evaluation of LAF Survey 9 - Part 2
    • Maze procedure
    • Mini-maze procedure
    • Cryoablation
    • AV node ablation + pacemaker
    • Right atrial flutter ablation
    • Left atrial flutter ablation
    • Summary



    Issue 52...SEPTEMBER 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Evaluation of LAF Survey 9 - Part 1
    • Update to afib database
    • Background of respondents
    • Evaluation of RF ablation results
    • Final outcome of procedures
    • Performance rating
    • Conclusion
    FEATURE ARTICLE: Cleveland Rocks! One Patient's Experience with PVA by David Weisenthal



    Issue 51...JULY/AUGUST 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Fish oils help prevent AF after bypass surgery
    • Comparison of Haissaguerre and Pappone methods
    • Vitamin K stabilizes INR in warfarin therapy
    • Antiarrhythmics versus ablation - A comparison
    • Helicobacter pylori and atrial fibrillation
    • Warfarin therapy in very old people
    • New developments in ablation
    • Warfarin interactions with food and drugs
    FEATURE ARTICLE: My Journey to Bordeaux, by Hans R. Larsen



    Issue 50...JUNE 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Prediction of PVI success
    • Effectiveness of warfarin questioned
    • Caffeine and atrial fibrillation
    • Progression to permanent AF
    • AV node ablation versus PVI
    • Treatment options for atrial fibrillation
    • New developments in AF ablation
    TIP OF THE MONTH: Post ablation Care
    54th ACC Conference - Abstracts
    GUEST ARTICLE: My Battle With and Success Over Afib, by Charles L. Miller



    Issue 49...MAY 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Heart rate during atrial fibrillation
    • Effectiveness of anatomically guided PVA
    • 'Western diet' may have numerous consequences for health
    • Real success rate of PVAs
    • Embolic risk markers in LAF patients
    • PVA in patients with mitral valve prostheses
    • Losartan helps prevent atrial fibrillation
    • Quality of life in persistent atrial fibrillation
    54th ACC Conference - Abstracts
    GUEST ARTICLE: My Bordeaux Experience, by Alistair Thomson



    Issue 48...APRIL 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Angiotensin receptor blockers may increase risk of heart attack
    • Atrial flutter after pulmonary vein isolation
    • Worldwide survey on ablation
    • LAF linked to left atrial enlargement
    • Viable alternative to warfarin?
    • Complications in lone atrial fibrillation
    • Obesity linked to AF epidemic
    • Atenolol in the treatment of hypertension

    GUEST ARTICLE: My Analytical Road to Success? by George E. Newman



    Issue 47...MARCH 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Afib recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation
    • Treating hypertension helps prevent atrial fibrillation
    • Pulmonary vein diameter and afib risk
    • Remodeling after successful PVI
    • Propafenone proves superior to sotalol
    • LAF and brain natriuretic peptide
    • US test of cryoablation

    GUEST ARTICLE: My Success with the Paleo Diet and Potassium by Peggy Merrill
    GUEST ARTICLE: P Cells and Potassium by Patrick Chambers, MD



    Issue 46....FEBRUARY 2005....5th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Research Summaries
    • Haissaguerre's method explained
    • Fish oils and atrial fibrillation
    • Safety of "on-demand" approach
    • Natale's method explained
    • Amiodarone - less is safer
    • Pacemakers - longevity versus size
    LAF Survey VIII Results - Part 2



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