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ISSUES 76-85



    Issue 85....December 2008/January 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    2008 Ablation/Maze Survey
    Definition of Terms
    Overview of Procedures
    Evaluation of Background Data
    Radiofrequency Ablation
    Procedure Outcome - RF Ablation
    Patient Outcome - RF Ablation
    Other RF Ablation Procedures
    Quality of Life
    Performance Rating
    Comparison with Published Surveys
    Appendix. Contact Information for Electrophysiologists Mentioned in Survey

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 84....November 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Antiarrhythmics vs. ablation
    Ablation end-point testing not reliable
    Mesh catheter looks promising
    Late AF recurrence after pulmonary vein isolation
    Early recurrence and long-term failure
    Seasonal variation in AF episodes
    Gender distribution in lone atrial fibrillation
    Walking helps prevent atrial fibrillation
    New insights into the mechanism of lone AF
    Evaluation of new cryo-balloon technique
    Lifestyle and stroke risk

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 731 - female, vagal afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 83....October 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Risk factors for lone atrial fibrillation
    Platelet activation in acute atrial fibrillation
    The two faces of marathon running
    Is there an age limit for PVI ablation?
    Eight million Chinese join the ranks with AF
    Statin drugs are dangerous
    Predicting AF occurrence following ablation
    Elevated CRP = cardioversion failure
    Inflammation and atrial fibrillation
    Ablation-associated inflammation

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 684 - female, vagal afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 82....September 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Gender differences in aspirin effectiveness
    New Chinese medicine-based antiarrhythmic
    AF and long-term endurance sports practice
    Evaluation of Hansen Sensei robotic system
    Complications in AF ablation
    Atrioesophageal fistula avoidance
    Vitamin C and warfarin
    Warfarin replacements on the horizon
    Gender differences in arrhythmia
    Lifestyle, stress and AF

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 885 - male, mixed afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 81....July/August 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Afib begets afib - Or does it?
    Helicobacter pylori and atrial fibrillation
    Bleeding risk with warfarin
    Metabolic syndrome implicated in atrial fibrillation
    Left atrium function after RF ablation
    Variables affecting PVI success
    Left atrial scarring predicts ablation failure
    Early recurrence and final ablation outcome
    Fosamax (alendronate) implicated in AF

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 779 - female, vagal afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 80....June 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Long-term success of circumferential PVI
    Successful application of Stereotaxis system
    Flutter ablation with Stereotaxis system
    Long-term success of pulmonary vein isolation
    Role of fibrosis in atrial fibrillation
    Exercise capacity after PVI
    Gamma-tocopherol in stroke prevention
    New drug for conversion of AF
    PACs and coughing

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 661 - male, vagal afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 79....May 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Most vagal afibbers receive wrong medication
    N-acetylcysteine helps prevent post-operative AF
    Perils of aspirin discontinuation
    Is lone AF recurrence inevitable?
    Cryoablation outcome
    RESEARCH REPORT  Endurance Exercise - Is It Worth It?
          By Hans R. Larsen, MSc ChE

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 853 - female, vagal afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 78....April 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Risk factors for lone atrial fibrillation
    LAA thrombi rare in PVI patients
    Alcohol consumption linked to atrial flutter
    Metoprolol improves cardioversion results
    Fish oils and heart rate variability
    Improved pulmonary vein isolation technique
    Magnesium aids in cardioversion
    Inflammation in AF: Cause or effect

    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 682 - female, vagal afibber

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 77....March 2008....8th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Genetic testing for patients on warfarin
    Vitamin C protects against stroke
    Metabolism in atrial fibrillation
    Safety of digoxin questioned
    Genetic connection with response to antiarrhythmic drugs
    Atrial flutter after ablation
    Case studies with the experts
    Tachycardia after Cox maze
    Progression of paroxysmal AF
    VeniceArrhythmias2007
          Abstracts from Conference
    • Improved cardioversion results
    • Vagal denervation may cure afib
    • Improvements in cryoablation
    • Early recurrence of AF not a good sign
    • PUFAs reduce surgery-induced AF

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



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