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Past Issue: Oct-Nov 2013, Volume-6 Issue-3

Editorial

Original Research

Title: Impaired erythrocyte deformability in patients with coronary risk factors: Significance of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation

Credits: Keita Odashiro, Toru Maruyama, Taku Yokoyama, Hisataka Nakamura, Mitsuhiro Fukata, Shioto Yasuda, Kazuyuki Saito, Takehiko Fujino, Koichi Akashi


Title: Comparative Safety and Efficacy of Irrigated Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation versus Combined Cryoballoon and Catheter Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Ioanna Kosmidou, Kyari Sumayin, Thomas Deering, Andrew Wickliffe, Sricharan Kanitpudi, Stephen Prater, Dan Dan


Title: Safety and Efficacy of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in Young Patients

Credits: Jane Dewire, Sunil Agarwal, Irfan K. Khurram, Joseph E. Marine, Ronald Berger, David Spragg, Hiroshi Ashikaga, John Rickard, Saman Nazarian, Hugh Calkins


Title: ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AND STROKE RISK AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING SURGERY

Credits: Hornero F, Martín E, Mena-Durán, AV, Rodríguez R, Castellà M, Porras C, Romero B, Maroto L, Pérez de la Sota E, Echevarría M, Dalmau MJ, Díez L, Buendía J, Enríquez F, Castaño M, Reyes G, Ginel A, Pérez M, Barquero J, Jiménez A, Castedo E, Pradas G, Gómez M


Title: Renin Angiotensin Blocker Pre-treatment and Recurrence after Pulmonary Vein Isolation in Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.

Credits: Boaz D Rosen, Nazem Akoum, Nathan Burgon, Gaston Vergara, Nassir Marrouche, Feras Bader


Title: Performance of the Cockcroft-Gault, MDRD and CKD-EPI formulae in non-valvular atrial fibrillation: which one should be used for risk stratification?

Credits: Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Catarina Faustino, Luís Paiva, Andreia Fernandes, António Leitão Marques


Title: The Challenge of Chamber Stiffness Determination in Chronic Atrial Fibrillation vs. Normal Sinus Rhythm: Echocardiographic Prediction with Simultaneous Hemodynamic Validation

Credits: Sina Mossahebi, Leonid Shmuylovich, Sándor J. Kovács

Case Report

Title: Functional pulmonary vein isolation during atrial fibrillation ablation

Credits: Stefanos Charitos, Paramdeep S. Dhillon, Magdi M. Saba

Title: Exploring the potential role of catheter ablation in patients with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. Should we move away from symptom relief?

Credits: Giovanni B Forleo, Luigi Di Biase, Domenico G Della Rocca, Luca Santini, Gaetano Fassini, Andrea Natale, Claudio Tondo


Title: Role of Inflammation in Initiation and Perpetuation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review of the Published Data

Credits: Dr. Karen P. Phillips


Title: Electrophysiological evaluation of pulmonary vein isolation

Credits: Simon Kircher, Philipp Sommer


Title: Left atrial appendage exclusion for stroke prevention in patients with nonrheumatic atrial fibrillation

Credits: Dr. Peter B. Sick


Title: Catheter Ablation Targeting Complex Fractionated Atrial Electrogram in Atrial Fibrillation

Credits: Dennis H. Lau, Stef Zeemering, Bart Maesen, Pawel Kuklik, Sander Verheule, Ulrich Schotten


Title: Electrophysiological Evaluation of Thoracoscopic Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Credits: Joris R. de Groot, Wouter R. Berger, Sébastien P.J. Krul, WimJan van Boven, Sacha P. Salzberg, Antoine H.G. Driessen


Title: Atrio-esophageal fistula after AF ablation: Pathophysiology,Prevention & Treatment

Credits: Carlo Pappone, Gabriele Vicedomini, Vincenzo Santinelli

Journal Review

Title: Role of preprocedural imaging in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Credits: Jakob Lüker, Arian Sultan, Boris Hoffmann, Benjamin Schäffer, Doreen Schreiber, Özge Akbulak, Stephan Willems, Daniel Steven


Title: Durable Pulmonary Vein Isolation: The Holy Grail of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Credits: Duy Thai Nguyen, William H. Sauer


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