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    Issue 75....December 2007/January 2008....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    2007 Ablation/Maze Survey
    Definition of Terms
    Overview of Procedures
    Evaluation of Background Data
    Initial Procedure Results - RF Ablation
    Procedure Outcome - RF Ablation
    Patient Outcome
    Summary
    Performance Rating
    Comparison with Published Surveys

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 74....NOVEMBER 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    LAF SURVEY 14
    Summary
    Background of Respondents
    Overview of intervention program results
    Program details
    Comparison between groups A and B
    Conclusions
    Protocol for afib reduction/elimination

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 73....OCTOBER 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Electrocardiogram may predict development of AF
    A vitamin C + vitamin E combination may help prevent stroke
    Sleep apnea and cardiac arrhythmias
    Maintenance of sinus rhythm post-ablation
    Results of dronedarone trial
    Magnetically guided ablation not yet ready for prime time
    Box isolation effective for paroxysmal AF
    Fish oils and arrhythmias

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 72....SEPTEMBER 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Atrial flutter ablation often leads to AF
    New exercise guidelines
    LAA removal and stroke risk
    Beta-blockers given thumbs down
    Obesity and ablation risks
    AF-related stroke risk independent of age
    Complication of Watchman implantation
    Guidelines for ablation and surgical treatment of AF
    NEWS BRIEFS
    My Hydrotherapy Success Story for Afib
          By Ian McLaren

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 71....JULY/AUGUST 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Cardioversion success and inflammation
    Magnesium infusions in AF control
    Differences between AF and atrial flutter
    Long-term progression of lone AF
    Efficacy and safety of amiodarone questioned
    New scale for measuring AF severity
    Folic acid reduces risk of stroke
    The warfarin conondrum
    Gender differences in AF treatment
    Asymptomatic AF after ablation

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 70...JUNE 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    THIS MONTH's TOPICS
    Status of AF in Scotland
    Fish oils are safe
    New antiplatelet/anticoagulation combination for AF patients
    Fish oil incorporation in myocardial tissue
    Pros and cons of vigorous exercise
    RESEARCH REPORT:  Aspirin: Friend or Foe?
          By Hans Larsen

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 69...MAY 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Prediction of effectiveness of cardioversion
    Resting heart rate and lifespan
    Pill-in-the-pocket approach endorsed in the UK
    Atrial flutter after modified maze procedure
    Sleep apnea and obesity linked to AF
    Ablation improves left ventricular ejection fraction
    Highlights from the Venice EP conference
    My Amazing Maze
          By Kerry Acker

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 68...APRIL 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    Diet and venous thromboembolism
    Vitamin B6 helps protect against stroke
    Bisoprolol+magnesium helps prevent post-operative AF
    Inflammation and atrial fibrillation
    All fish are not equally healthy
    High pulse pressure - A new risk factor for atrial fibrillation?
    Alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation
    Ultrasound PVI makes its debut
    Antiarrhythmic drugs after PVI
    Aldosterone and atrial fibrillation
    My Experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine and LAF
          By Wanda Craig

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



    Issue 67...MARCH 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    JOURNAL SUMMARIES
    AF in athletes
    Aspirin in primary stroke prevention
    Late recurrence of afib after PVI
    Possible new warfarin replacement
    New antiarrhythmic drugs for AF
    Success rate for Cox-maze IV
    Warfarin + aspirin - Not a good idea
    Post-maze arrhythmias
    Refinement to Pappone method

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



    Issue 66...FEBRUARY 2007....7th Year

    EDITORIAL
    2006 Ablation/Maze Survey Part 2
    Overview of Procedures
    Evaluation of Background Data
    Right Atrial Flutter Ablation
    Left Atrial Flutter Ablation
    Cryoablation
    AV Node Ablation + Pacemaker
    Maze Procedure
    Mini-maze Procedure
    Summary
    Fascinating Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation - The Beat Goes On
          By John C. Hagan III, MD

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS





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