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ARCHIVES 2011

ISSUES 106-115



    Issue 114....November 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Diabetes drug metformin implicated in AF
    Liver failure associated with dronedarone
    Post-ablation corticosteroid therapy
    Vitamin C helps prevent heart failure
    Single ablation success rate of 92%!!
    Left atrial function following repeat ablations
    An apple a day keeps stroke away
    Effectiveness of ablation in athletes

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 113....October 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Left atrial appendage and risk of stroke
    Rivaroxaban: A new challenger to warfarin
    Catheter ablation as first-line therapy
    Cardioversion strategy improves ablation outcome
    Fish oils help maintain sinus rhythm after cardioversion
    Magnesium/potassium infusion improves cardioversion results
    Atrial fibrillation and dementia
    Apixaban - Another warfarin replacement?
    NEWS BRIEFS
    Canadians are deficient in vitamin D
    Dronedarone (Multaq) trial halted
    Yoga helps prevent AF episodes
    Magnesium deficiency associated with Nexium

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 112....September 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Post-ablation antiarrhythmics and AF recurrence
    Role of BNP in post-ablation recurrence
    Bleeding risk with dabigatran (Pradaxa)
    Is an AF epidemic looming?
    LAF and elevated parathyroid hormone level
    Warfarin and coronary calcification
    Complications associated with RF ablation
    Repeat ablation - the sooner the better
    AFIB JOURNEY:  Afib no more
          By Suzi E.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 111....July/August 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    ARB therapy improves ablation outcome
    Statin drugs do not prevent atrial fibrillation
    Predicting elapsed time since onset of afib episode
    Fish oil and atrial fibrillation
    Gluten intolerance linked to atrial fibrillation
    Factors affecting outcome of ablation for persistent AF
    Ablation for permanent AF should not be delayed
    Plasma von Willebrand factor and stroke risk
    AFIB JOURNEY:  LAF is not a Death Sentence
          By Don P.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 110....June 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    General anesthesia associated with better ablation results
    Living with AF - Spouses and significant others suffer too!
    Endurance sport implicated in lone atrial flutter
    Atrial fibrillation is more than a nuisance
    C-reactive protein level predicts ablation outcome
    Long-term ablation data from the Cleveland Clinic
    Fish oil prevents atrial stunning

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 109....May 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL
    New scheme for estimating bleeding risk in afibbers
    Validation of HAS-BLED scheme for predicting bleeding risk
    Use of dabigatran in cardioversion
    Left atrial appendage - A common AF trigger
    "Perpetual motion" improves ablation outcome
    Simplified approach to AF ablation
    Flecainide is safe and effective
    Ablation-associated stroke risk eliminated

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 108....April 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Safety of antiarrhythmic drugs
    What makes afibbers different?
    Calcium requirement for men
    Comparison of stroke risk estimates
    New risk score for development of AF
    Comparison of manual, robotic and cryo PVI procedures
    Diabetes associated with poorer ablation outcome
    Improved safety of PVI procedures with shorter clotting times
    A call to action to reduce salt consumption

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 107....March 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Long-term ablation results from Germany
    Flutter ablation alone is not enough
    Medium-term outcome of robotic ablation
    Evaluation of Stereotaxis system for catheter ablation
    Is lone AF inherited?
    Potassium deficiency is widespread
    Real value of warfarin therapy
    AFIB JOURNEY:  My LAF Journey - From Disappointment to Triumph
          By Carolyn Wright Smith

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 106....February 2011....11th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Prescription fish oil does not prevent AF recurrence
    Five-year success of catheter ablation
    AF recurrence after PVI - Prevention
    Spironolactone helps prevent AF recurrence
    Success rates for the Cox maze IV procedure
    Timing essential in ablation for persistent AF
    Long-term ablation outcomes in Australia

    REVIEW:  2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS Update of 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



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