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    Issue 95....December 2009/January 2010....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    2009 ABLATION/MAZE SURVEY
    Overview of procedures
    Evaluation of background data
    Success rates for procedures
    Long-term procedure outcome
    Factors affecting long-term outcome
    Arrhythmia burden and triggers
    Summary
    Appendix A - Definition of terms

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    Issue 94....November 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Permanent afibbers should not wait for an ablation
    Porphyria associated with atrial fibrillation
    Comparison of amiodarone and dronedarone
    Atrial fibrillation and endurance exercise
    Mitral regurgitation and stroke risk
    Antiarrhythmics post-ablation: Useful or not?
    Risk score for atrial fibrillation
    Ablation of ganglionated plexi
    AFIB JOURNEY:  Do Statin Drugs Precipitate Vagal AF?
          By Tom Voll, P.Eng.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 93....October 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Effectiveness of flutter and SVT ablations
    Lone atrial fibrillation: Summary of current knowledge
    Finally - A replacement for warfarin?
    Few afibbers benefit from warfarin
    Low testosterone levels in male afibbers
    Interrupted sleep and arrhythmias
    Ablation of persistent atrial fibrillation
    Body size and risk of atrial fibrillation
    AFIB JOURNEY:  The Dissociated Diet and LAF
          By Antonio Contardo

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    Issue 92....September 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Jogging increases risk of atrial fibrillation
    Five-year follow-up on PVI procedures
    Antiarrhythmics vs. ablation - A cost comparison
    Anemia and atrial fibrillation
    Importance of early cardioversion
    New research questions value of daily aspirin
    Paroxysmal to permanent AF - Is it inevitable?
    Verdi to the rescue of vagal afibbers?
    Factors predicting success of circumferential PVI
    AFIB JOURNEY:  My H. pylori Journey
          By Sharon Glass

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    Issue 91....July/August 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Stroke risk and mortality
    C-reactive protein and ablation success
    Post-ablation left atrial function
    Hypertension and beta-blockers
    Warfarin not always required following ablation
    Atrial substrate in lone afibbers
    N-acetylcysteine prevents contrast-induced nephropathy
    Magnesium improves cardioversion results
    TEE and cardioversion
    Tachycardia following AF ablation

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    Issue 90....June 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Fish oils and PVCs
    Predicting ablation success
    CHADS2 score and C-reactive protein
    Disappointing results for valsartan (Diovan)
    Safety of catheter ablation
    Inflammation and AF recurrence after ablation
    A case of too much potassium
    Tea may help prevent stroke
    Incidence of thrombi prior to ablation
    AFIB JOURNEY:  My Travels Along the AFIB Road
          By Richard Webster

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    Issue 89....May 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Association between kidney disease and AF
    AF precipitated by MSG and aspartame
    Air pollution and INR
    Ablation versus antiarrhythmics
    Afib and sports - once again!
    Lone afibbers really are unique!
    Large cryoballoon catheter shows promise
    Additional lesions required for persistent afibbers
    RESEARCH REPORT  Digoxin: The Medicine from Hell? (Updated April 30, 2009)
          By Hans R. Larsen, MSc ChE

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    Issue 88....April 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Effectiveness of cryobaloon isolation
    Causes of lone atrial fibrillation
    Stroke risk versus afib episode duration
    Catheter ablation safe and effective for older afibbers
    Approval of Dronedarone imminent?
    Atrial fibrillation "unmasked" following flutter ablation
    ACE inhibitors beneficial for afibbers with hypertension
    Dangers of digoxin confirmed
    Flutter ablation and PVI - Not enough?
    Ramipril for newly diagnosed lone AF
    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 857 - male, mixed afibber

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    Issue 87....March 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    Digoxin increases risk of breast cancer
    Simethicone to the rescue
    Vitamin C is a powerful anti-inflammatory
    Ablation data from Sweden
    Ginger benefits cardiovascular system
    Main factors affecting ablation outcome
    Afibbers are magnesium-deficient
    New ablation catheter looks promising
    Real AF burden following ablation
    Stroke risk in paroxysmal AF
    Happiness = no afib
    Bisphosphonates increase risk of afib
    Afib and the autonomic nervous system
    Elimination/Reduction Protocol Case # 701 - male, mixed afibber

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    Issue 86....February 2009....9th Year

    EDITORIAL
    2008 Ablation/Maze Survey Part 3
    Overview of Procedures
    Evaluation of Background Data
    Cryoablation
    AV Node Ablation + Pacemaker Implantation
    Maze Procedure
    Mini-maze Procedure
    Published Studies on Effectiveness
    Summary
    Appendix. Contact Information for Top-Ranked Cardiothoracic Surgeons

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