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Past Issue: Apr-May 2013, Volume-5 Issue-6


Title: Exploring the New Frontiers in the Left Atrial Appendage

Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC

Original Research

Title: Atrial fibrillation−associated costs for stroke hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries in the stroke belt of the United States

Credits: Guijing Wang, PhD, Xin Tong, MS, Mary G George, MD.

Title: Age-dependent Impact of Fluoroscopic Radiation on the Gender of Off-spring: An International Survey of Cardiologists

Credits: Jayasree Pillarisetti MD, Sowjanya Duthuluru MD, Hari Sayana MD, Haley Goucher BA, Akshar Patel BA, Mazda Biria MD, James Vacek MD, Loren Berenbom MD, Sudharani Bommana M.Phil, Jayant Nath MD, Mark Wiley MD, Ajay Nangia MD, Luigi Di Biase MD, Andrea Natale MD, Madhuri Reddy MD, Buddhadeb Dawn, MD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD

Title: Relationship of Ostial Pulmonary Vein Scar with Reduction in Pulmonary Vein Size after Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: An Observational Cohort Study

Credits: Thomas H. Hauser, MD, MMSc, MPH, Dana C. Peters PhD, John V. Wylie, MD, Catherine Lau, MD, Mark E. Josephson MD, Warren J. Manning, MD

Title: The prevalence of low left atrial appendage emptying velocity and thrombus in patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation on uninterrupted peri-procedural warfarin therapy

Credits: Neil Herring, Stephen P. Page, Mohammed Ahmed, Melanie R. Burg, Ross J. Hunter, Mark J. Earley, Simon C. Sporton, James D. Newton, Nikant K. Sabharwal, Saul G. Myerson, Yaver Bashir, Tim R Betts, Richard J. Schilling, Kim Rajappan

Title: Left Atrial Anatomy in Patients Undergoing Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: David Krum, MS, John Hare, BS, Carol Gilbert, RN, Indrajit Choudhuri, MD, Naoyo Mori, PhD, Jasbir Sra, MD

Title: Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation by B-type Natriuretic Peptide

Credits: Hiroyuki Takase, MD, Yasuaki Dohi, MD, Hiroo Sonoda, MD, Genjiro Kimura, MD

Title: Emergency Physician Patterns Related to Anticoagulation of Patients with Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

Credits: Paraish Misra, MD, Eddy S. Lang, MD, Catherine M. Clement, RN, Robert J. Brison, MD, MPH, Brian H. Rowe, MD, MSc, Bjug Borgundvaag, MD, PhD, Trevor Langhan, MD, Kirk Magee, MD, MSc, Rob Stenstrom, MD, PhD, Jeffrey J. Perry, MD, MSc, David Birnie, MD, George A. Wells, PhD, X. Xue MSc, G. Innes, MD, Ian G. Stiell, MD, MSc

Case Report

Title: Percutaneous Interventional Electrophysiology and Real-Time Three-Dimensional Transoesophageal Echocardiography in the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory: Is it an Exceptional Technique During Electrophysiological Study Especially at Atrial Fibrillation?

Credits: Mustafa Yildiz, Cuneyt Toprak

Title: Cryo-Balloon Ablation of the Right Superior Pulmonary Vein Involving the Anterior Right Ganglionated Plexus for Speech and Breathing Induced Atrial Tachycardia.

Credits: Aharon Medina, MD, Mickey Ilan, MD, Dan Tzivoni, MD

Title: Cerebral embolization during AF ablation –Pathophysiology, Prevention and Management

Credits: Nasir Shariff, MD, Nagesh Antha, MD, Manish Roy, MD, Hari Joshi, MD, Vadim Levin, MD

Title: Role of Stress in Cardiac Arrhythmias

Credits: Vladimir Shusterman, MD, PhD, Rachel Lampert, MD

Title: Collateral damage from Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Wanwarang Wongcharoen, MD, Li-Wei Lo, MD, Shih-Ann Chen, MD

Title: Left Atrial Fibrosis: Role in Atrial Fibrillation Pathophysiology and Treatment Outcomes

Credits: Dr. David Spragg, MD

Title: Myocardial ischemia as a genuine cause responsible for the organization and “fertilization” of conflictogenic atrial fibrillation: new conceptual insights into arrhythmogenicity

Credits: Petras Stirbys, MD, PhD

Title: Role of atrio-ventricular junction ablation in symptomatic atrial fibrillation for optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy

Credits: Paul J. Garabelli, MD, Stavros Stavrakis, MD, PhD

Title: Role of Intracardiac echocardiography in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Credits: Antonio Dello Russo, MD PhD, Eleonora Russo, MD, Gaetano Fassini, MD, Michela Casella, MD PhD, Ester Innocenti, MD, Martina Zucchetti, MD, Claudia Cefalu’, MD, Francesco Solimene, MD, Gaetano Mottola, MD, Daniele Colombo, MD, Fabrizio Bologna, MD, Benedetta Majocchi, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Stefania Riva, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Cesare Fiorentini, MD, Claudio Tondo, MD PhD

Title: Post-operative Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology, prevention and treatment

Credits: E Bidar, S Bramer, B Maesen, J G Maessen, U Schotten

Title: Ischemic Conditioning and Atrial Fibrillation. Hope for a New Therapy?

Credits: Heiko Schmitt MD, Bruce T. Liang MD, Christopher Pickett MD

Title: Dronedarone: Where Does it Fit in the AF Therapeutic Armamentarium?

Credits: James A. Reiffel, MD

Title: Prerequisites for Exploring Predictors of Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Ablation

Credits: Mahito Noro MD, PhD, Lecturer

Journal Review

Title: Alternative therapies in the treatment of atrial fibrillation

Credits: Federico Lombardi, MD, FESC, Sebastiano Belletti, MD, Alberto Lomuscio, MD.

Letters to Editor

Title: Why We Should Not Delay Ablation in New Onset Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Paramdeep S Dhillon, PhD, Riyaz Kaba, David E Ward, MD

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