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ARCHIVES 2010

ISSUES 96-105



    Issue 105....December 2010/January 2011....10th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Mitral isthmus block and atrial tachycardia
    Incidence of late recurrence of AF following PVI
    Factors affecting afib recurrence
    Quality of life and AF
    Diabetes and risk of AF
    Age vs. ablation efficacy and risk
    NEWS BRIEFS
    Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
    Interaction between clopidogrel and omeprazole
    Hiatal hernia increases risk of atrial fibrillation
    Atrial fibrillation epidemic in Australia
    Vernakalant study suspended
    REVIEW:  European Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 104....November 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Long-term outcome of catheter ablation
    Standard ECG may help predict risk of future AF
    Calcium supplementation questioned
    Early tachycardia predicts AF recurrence
    Permanent AF associated with inflammation
    Pre-treatment with dofetilide improves ablation outcome
    Prevention of post-ablation inflammation
    RESEARCH REPORT:  The Dabigatran Story
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 103....October 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Ablation news from Australia
    Another reason to keep one's magnesium status up
    Changing pattern of drug therapy for AF
    New pill-in-the-pocket approach
    Acupuncture - An effective antiarrhythmic?
    Flutter ablation may unmask AF
    AF and angiotensin II receptor blockers
    Anticoagulation - Dangerous combinations

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 102....September 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Pill-in-the-pocket warning
    Is transesophageal echocardiography necessary?
    Birth weight associated with AF risk
    Risk factors for stroke
    Association between C-reactive protein and mortality
    Antiarrhythmic therapy prior to ablation
    ATP challenge markedly improves ablation outcome
    Sleep apnea affects ablation efficacy
    AFIB JOURNEY:  My Trip to the LAND of NSR
          By Gene Beall

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 101....July/August 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Long-term success of AF ablation
    Quality of life after ablation
    Inflammation implicated in AF development
    Left atrial flutter induced by catheter ablation
    Safety of electrical cardioversion
    Dronedarone (Multaq) - Is it all hype?
    HIFU ablation found unsafe
    Predicting risk of cardioembolic stroke
    SUPPLEMENT NEWS
    Vitamin K in cancer prevention
    Supplements are safe
    Lycopene and prostate cancer

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 100....June 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Effect of ablation on left atrial function
    Alcohol and arrhythmias
    Worldwide survey on ablation efficacy
    Left atrial size and ablation outcome
    Gene variations in lone atrial fibrillation
    RESEARCH REPORT:  Electrical cardioversion
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 99....May 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Association between dementia and AF
    Ablation versus antiarrhythmics
    Elevated CRP associated with cardioversion failure
    Poorer ablation outcome associated with elevated CRP
    RESEARCH REPORT:  The Role of BNP in Atrial fibrillation
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE.
    AFIB JOURNEY:  An Afib Success Story - Acupuncture?
          By Don Girskis

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 98....April 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Vitamin B6 deficiency associated with inflammation
    Is catheter ablation a permanent cure for AF?
    Progression from paroxysmal to persistent AF
    Comparison of antiarrhythmic therapy and ablation
    New ablation catheter improves success rate
    Hypertension and atrial fibrillation
    Trauma and warfarin use
    NEWS BRIEFS
    Mastic gum may eradicate Helicobacter pylori
    Vitamin B12 deficiency implicated in hypothyroidism
    Vitamin B6 protects against heart attacks

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 97....March 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Magnesium/potassium infusion helps convert AF to NSR
    Fish oils prevent recurrence following PVI
    Cardioversion of AF following catheter ablation
    Ablation success in lone afibbers
    First long-term results of robot-assisted ablation
    Cross-country skiing - A shortcut to AF?
    Association between AF and kidney disease
    Cardioversion and aldosterone levels

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 96....February 2010....10th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Prevalence of AF on the rise
    Nattokinase is an effective anticoagulant
    Excess aldosterone - A continuing saga
    Fish oil prevents atrial fibrillation
    Does the WATCHMAN device prevent stroke?
    Seasonal variations in atrial fibrillation
    Left atrial size and ablation outcome
    Predicting recurrence after cardioversion

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



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