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ARCHIVES 2014

ISSUES 130 - 135



    Issue 134....October/November 2014....14th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    This Month's Topics
    Alcohol consumption and risk of atrial fibrillation
    Endurance exercise and risk of atrial fibrillation and flutter
           Norwegian study
           Swedish study
    X-VERT Trial: Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) vs. warfarin for cardioversion of afib
    ANNEXA-A Study: Antidote for apixaban (Eliquis) anticoagulant
    TREAT-AF Study: Mortality in afib patients treated with digoxin
    Stroke rates in ablated and non-ablated afib patients

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 133....August/September 2014....14th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    CASE STUDY    Late LAA leak after LARIAT procedure followed by a small stroke
    By Shannon W Dickson
        The LARIAT procedure..
        An Unwelcome Saturday morning surprise..
        To Austin, La Jolla and back again..
        Good news and not so good news..
        How likely is a post-LARIAT leak and a CVA event to occur... and why?..
        "Gunnysacks" and "gotchas"..
        All's well that ends well..
        The plug procedure..
        Back to where we started...a fully sealed and protected LAA..

    Lessons learned from my LARIAT repair and CVA experience
        Was LAA ligation with the LARIAT worth it in light of the late leak and small stroke?..
        Do these rare embolic events associated with late LARIAT leaks arise from thrombus formation or another mechanism?..

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 132....June/July 2014....14th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    This Month's Topics
    Complementary and alternative medical treatment of arrhythmias
    Long-term outcome of catheter ablation of AFIB patients with coexistent metabolic syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea

    CASE STUDY    A first hand look at an expert persistent afib ablation
    By Shannon W Dickson
        The patient..
        An elite ablationist at work..
        Tools and methods..
        A successful start..

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 131....April/May 2014....14th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    This Month's Topics
    Low serum magnesium and development of AFIB
    Increased coronary artery plaque volume among male marathon runners
    Administration of isoproterenol and adenosine to guide additional ablation after PVAI

    RESEARCH REPORT Silent Cerebral Lesions: Association with both AFIB and Ablations
    By Shannon W Dickson

    • The case for SCI and AFIB
    • Silent cerebral events and AFIB ablation
    • Unbroken peri-procedural anticoagulation appears key
    • Take home message

    CONFERENCE REPORTS
    By Shannon W Dickson

    • EP-LIVE 2014, Austin, TX
    • 2nd Annual International Symposium on the Left Atrial Appendage, Orlando, FL

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 130....February/March 2014....14th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    This Month's Topics
    Antiarrhythmic properties of magnesium recognized
    Pill-in-the-pocket anticoagulation
    Serum potassium level and risk of atrial fibrillation
    Low heart rate predicts incident afib in healthy middle-aged men

    CONFERENCE REPORT: Highlights from Boston AF Symposium 2014 - Orlando, FL
    By Shannon W Dickson

    Basic science research - towards a deeper understanding
    Relaxin-Serelaxin hormone: a new pharmacological approach for fibrosis reversal and AF prevention
    Tranilast anti-fibrotic TGF-beta inhibitor and galactin-3 inhibitor progress
    Rotors, ECGI and phase-mapping: moving towards a better understanding
    What is the clinical significance of rotor identification via phase-mapping?
    Contact force catheters: leading toward more consistent ablation results
    Ablation safety: the good news and the caveats
    Procrastination has a price

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



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