On behalf of JAFIB we welcome you to 2019. Hope you had a productive and fruitful 2018 on the personal and professional fronts.
We want to thank all the contributors whose efforts enhanced the value of JAFIB in its mission of quality education for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Several exciting inventions, discoveries, theories and hypothesis have marked 2018 in the AF world. Clearly the focus shifted from target specific therapies to a comprehensive systemic approach. The importance of risk factor modification in arresting the evolution of the disease processes is the evolving mantra.
The Journal had a tremendous patronage and viewership this year. We will continue to build on the gains we made over the years. In this issue we have some excellent manuscripts covering a wide range of topics – from implantable loop recorder- based diagnostics in stroke evaluation to understanding the impact of various types of ablation technologies on AF therapy outcomes. In the New Year we aim to give a little make over to our website and manuscript submission process. For those that are interested in being reviewers and contributors please check the main website for details.
This edition of JAFIB has some exceptionally good original articles and reviews that we are sure you will enjoy.
We wish you a happy New Year and a blessed 2019 in all your endeavors.
Dhanunjaya (DJ)Lakkireddy MD, FACC, FHRS Associate Editor JAFIB