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ARCHIVES 2012

ISSUES 116 -123




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    Issue 123....December 2012/January 2013....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Stroke risk and vitamin D intake
    How common are PACs?
    Stem Cells 101
    Stem cell therapy for atrial fibrillation
    Stem cells stop permanent AF
    Rate control drugs for permanent AF
    Height and atrial fibrillation
    Persistent atrial fibrillation and inflammation
    Antiarrhythmics vs ablation

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 122....October/November 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Fish oil supplementation and AF
    Support for aldosterone hypothesis
    Vitamin D protects against stroke
    Focal ablation for atrial fibrillation (CONFIRM trial)
    Antioxidant therapy for AF
    Longer episodes associated with ablation failure
    Long-term outcome following ischemic stroke
    Predicting recurrence following catheter ablation
    Frequent PACs may predict AF

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 121....August/September 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Bleeding risk with aspirin therapy
    Definition of ablation failure
    Effect of psychological distress on AF severity
    Dronedarone (Multaq) - More bad news
    Marathon runners and atrial enlargement
    Progression of paroxysmal AF
    Fish oil helps prevent AF
    Catheter ablation and progression of paroxysmal AF

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    Issue 120....June/July 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Continuous use of warfarin during catheter ablation
    Alcohol and vagal activation as AF triggers
    Ablation success and prior use of antiarrhythmics
    Real-world cardioversion results
    Increased stroke risk for older women
    New concerns about the WATCHMAN device
    Quality of life following catheter ablation
    Palpitations can predict future atrial fibrillation

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS

    Issue 119....May 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Role of nurses in the management of AF
    Ablation outcome in octogenarians
    Atrial fibrillation and metabolic syndrome
    Pulmonary vein properties in lone atrial fibrillation
    Avoid hospitals on weekends
    BNP level and risk of post-ablation recurrence
    Long-term success and early recurrence after ablation
    Comparison of Cox-Maze III and catheter ablation

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    Issue 118....April 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Vitamin E prevents AF recurrence
    Iodine alert
    Magnesium in stroke prevention
    Atrial fibrillation linked to rheumatoid arthritis
    Is there an age limit for lone AF?
    Routine screening for AF
    Dabigatran and catheter ablation
    Fish oils help prevent AF

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    Issue 117....March 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Long-term prognosis for lone afibbers
    Chromium associated with atrial fibrillation
    BNP and safety of cardioversion
    White blood cell count predicts AF
    Importance of repeat ablations
    Success of combined radiofrequency and cryo ablation
    Dronedarone (Multaq) fails in clinical trial
    Long-term efficacy of amiodarone

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    Issue 116....February 2012....12th Year

    EDITORIAL...Click to read.
    Stroke risk as a predictor of ablation outcome
    Daily aspirin may cause more harm than good
    Stroke prevention - "real world" benefit of drug therapy
    Vitamins C and E prevent post-operative AF
    Success rate for mini-maze procedure
    NSAIDs implicated in atrial fibrillation

    RESEARCH REPORT  The new anticoagulants: Which one is for you?
          By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE.

    INTERNATIONAL HEALTH NEWS



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