Welcome to the July issue of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. We have a few exciting articles covering a wide array of topics in AF. Angelo Biviano and colleagues have excellent observations that in patients undergoing transaortic valve replacement, the need for permanent pacemaker is significantly higher in those with atrial fibrillation (AF) than those who donít have AF. Resink et al report that acoustic cardiography may be a simple inexpensive and quantitative bedside method to assist in prediction of AF recurrence after an external cardioversion. Another interesting study from the University of Kansas highlights the importance of taking into account the reverse remodeling and associated left atrial shrinking and subsequent impact on the pulmonary vein orifice areas. Often the percentage reduction in the orifice area is taken into account for assessing the PV stenosis.
Credits: Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy