New Issue of Journal of Atrial Fibrillation Available

July 20, 2008 7:12 AM CT

The second issue of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation is now available. Articles include:

Original research

Intracardiac ECHO Integration With Three Dimensional Mapping: Role in AF Ablation

Featured Review

Pre-Procedural Imaging to Direct Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Anatomy and Ablation Strategy

Trigger Versus Substrate Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

While ablation has been largely successful in eliminating the focal triggers emanating from the pulmonary veins in those with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, it has been much less successful in those with persistent afib. Research into eliminating persistent afib is centering on various substrates involved in perpetuating afib and this article examines those substrates. 

How Do Atrial-Selective Drugs Differ From Antiarrhythmic Drugs Currently Used in the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure

Journal Reviews

Is Empirical Four Pulmonary Vein Isolation Necessary for Focally Triggered Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation?

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in patients with obesity

Case reports

Skin Burn at the Site of Indifferent Electrode after Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of AV Node for Atrial Fibrillation

Allied EP Professionals

Design of an Outpatient Atrial Fibrillation Center of Excellence: Current Experience with the Delivery of Pre-Procedure and Post Procedure Care

An interesting look at the development of an atrial fibrillation center of excellence at the University of Kansas Hospital — the article provides an interesting discussion of pre-procedure and post-procedure protocols and will be of interest to anyone contemplating a catheter ablation.

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