Chiefs Won the Super Bowl!!!
Welcome to the first 2020 issue of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. The journal enters 12th year of its existence proving to be an important resource in the field of atrial fibrillation. This is the only free open access arrhythmia journal that doesn’t charge any fees to publish. We have been blessed with many cold days this winter with a few sub-zero temperature days. The brightest part of this whole ordeal is the Kansas City Chiefs winning the 54th Super Bowl in a convincing way. We are very happy for the team and the City.
Elsewhere around the world, Jeremy Ruskin and team have successfully completed their 25th Annual AF Symposium in Washington DC. I have seen this meeting grow personally over the 18 of these years into somewhat of an institution like nothing else. A lot of amazing science and techniques get their stage, voice and application from this meeting. Over three days of intense learning the what the what of AF from all over the globe gets presented. Congratulations to Jeremy on yet another but landmark year.
The International Symposium on Left Atrial Appendage (ISLAA 2020) concluded its 8th iteration in New York City this past week. This unique educational opportunity show cased the science and technology in LAA management with over 12 live cases and recorded cases from Mt. Sinai, New York City and Arhaus, Denmark.
The current issue of the journal covers several important manuscripts ranging from rheumatic atrial fibrillation predictors in Nepal to sudden cardiac death famous athletes and the lessons learnt. We appreciate your continuous support and look forward to receiving your high quality manuscripts.
Until next issue
Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS Editor-in-Chief JAFIB