OMICRON is here…. and life must go on!!


Dear colleagues

Welcome to the November issue of JAFIB. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. It was a great closure to fall and winter festivities seem to have already begun. Congratulations to the APHRS team on a very successful Annual Meeting in Shanghai, China! It was a well rounded meeting with excellent science being discussed. The hybrid model of delivering high quality content through both in person and Telemedia seem to have worked well. American Heart Association also completed their annual sessions with lot groundbreaking data on various topics in cardiovascular medicine.

While the governments across the world work towards effective vaccination drives, OMICRON showed up in South Africa. It has already made its way to most of the countries across the world. Our vows in dealing with the global pandemic have not come to a stop yet. As Dr. Anthony Fauci said “COVID is not going anywhere, it is here to stay, and we have to learn how to live with it”. In this issue of JAFIB, we have several important manuscripts covering a broader area of AF pathophysiology and management.

We have some very important changes coming to the journal. Starting January 1, we will have a new editorial board and a new Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Andrea Natale, the founding Editor-in-Chief for JAFIB is going to take up the responsibilities again. With improved content and new look, we will continue to deliver you high quality research and data totally free in open access format.


Amin-Al-Ahmad MD, FACC, FHRS

Interim Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Atrial Fibrillation