Another Successful Year of Learning and Education in Atrial Fibrillation !

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS, Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FECS, FHRS

Dear colleagues

On behalf of JAFIB we welcome you to 2015. Hope you had a productive and fruitful 2014 on the personal and professional fronts.

We want to thank all the contributors whose efforts enhanced the value of JAFIB in its mission of quality education for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Several exciting inventions, discoveries, theories and hypothesis have marked 2014 in the AF world.

Earlier this month, the 19th Annual AF Symposium (Formerly Boston AF Symposium) concluded in Orlando over an exciting 3 day academic retreat. Special thanks to Dr. Jeremy Ruskin and co-directors for putting together a very important educational meeting that became synonymous with the progress we made in AF management. The 3rd International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage (ISLAA 2015) is coming up next week in Los Angeles. With the anxiety and hope of the approval of an LAA occlusion device by FDA, this meeting reflects the collective interest in the field. Those of you who are still thinking about it, its time to spring to action and join us in LA!

This edition of JAFIB has some exceptionally good original articles and reviews that we are sure you will enjoy.

We wish you a happy New Year and a blessed 2015 in all your endeavors

Best wishes

Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS Associate Editor JAFIB

Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC Editor-in-Chief JAFIB