Resource of Note—Journal of Atrial Fibrillation

June 17, 2008 6:27 AM CT

The Journal of Atrial Fibrillation is a brand new journal that provides a forum for communicating original and innovative research findings for understanding cardiac rhythm abnormalities and improving the treatment of patients.

Five broad topic areas are covered:

  • Medical treatment of AF
  • Surgical management
  • Technology and Devices
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Epidemiology

The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Andrea Natale and the Associate Editor is Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. Among the dozens of physician editors are:

  • David Callans
  • Eric Prystowsky
  • Hiroshi Nakagawa
  • Hugh Calkins
  • James Reiffel
  • John Edgerton
  • Jose Jalife
  • Larry A Chinitz
  • Moussa Mansour
  • Marc Gillinov
  • Mauricio Arruda
  • Ralph Damiano
  • Ricardo Capatto
  • Robert A. Schweikert
  • Steven Hao
  • Vigneshwar Kasirajan
  • Vivek Reddy
  • Warren Jackman

The contents of the journal are on the web site, which will feature sections for physicians and patients along with a listing of EP centers.

The first issue contains the following papers and editorials:

  • An Improved QT Correction Method for use in Atrial Fibrillation and a Comparison with the Assessment of QT in Sinus Rhythm.
  • Success of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Does Obesity Influence the Outcomes?
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation In Obesity‚ Size Matters.
  • Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Rate versus Rhythm Control Pharmacotherapy for Atrial Fibrillation: Where are We in 2008?
  • Characterization of Left Atrial Tachyarrhythmias in Patients Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Correlation of surface ECG with Intracardiac Mapping.
  • Review of “Antiarrhythmic Effect of Statin Therapy and Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.”
  • Review of “Long-term endurance sport practice increases the incidence of lone atrial fibrillation in men: a follow-up study.”
  • Transesophageal echocardiography for detection of left atrial appendage thrombi: Is it good enough?
  • Evaluation of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Preparing The Electrophysiology Lab to Treat Atrial Fibrillation.

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation