Humanity, Service, Kindness, Innovation and Science has no Boundaries and Walls

Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Andrea Natale

Dear Friends and Colleagues from around the world

Hope this edition of JAFIB finds you in good health and better spirits. The journal wants to reaffirm our faith in universal readership, scientific advancement and technological innovation. The service of humanity and expression of kindness knows no boundaries and walls. We as physicians will abide by the Hippocratic Oath and be global citizens in our commitment to eradicate disease, tend to the suffering uphold the values of human dignity.

In this issue of the journal we cover a wide variety of topics that are published by some of the most brilliant cardiologists from all around the world. These contributions range from His bundle pacing to rediscovering intravenous sotalol from colleagues of all orders. Jie Cheng and group published a very interesting meta-analysis of all studies related to esophageal temperature monitoring and the pitfalls in its reliance in preventing esophageal injury. As the use of novel oral anticoagulants increases the inappropriate dosing issues continue to rise. A single institutional experience from Quebec, Canada address this particular issue well. Barmano etal from Sweden published their experience with structured AF care in improving outcomes of therapy. Several excellent review articles on electrophysiologic studies, techniques and outcomes of non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, oral anticoagulation management during peri-procedural state and pathogenesis of AF are highlights of this issue. A very comprehensive comparison between cardiac resynchronization therapy and His Bundle pacing in patients with left ventricular dysfunction by Pugal Vijayraman and colleagues is very thought provoking and could be a game changer in heart failure therapy.

We once again thank you for your unwavering support of the journal and your eternal belief in the humanity and kindness of the world. May sanity, humanity and kindness succeed in combating insanity, poverty and disease?

Best warm regards

Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS Associate Editor JAFIB

Andrea Natale MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC Editor-in-Chief JAFIB