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LONE ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
TOWARDS A CURE - Volume V

CONTENTS


CHAPTER
CONTENT
PAGE
Introduction Hans Larsen MSc v
Afib Journeys Fascinating Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation
The Beat Goes On

by John C Hagan III, MD
2
My Experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine
and LAF

by Wanda Craig
5
My Amazing Maze
by Kerry Acker
7
Hydrotherapy Benefits and Afib
by Ian McLaren
13
Journal Summaries Incidence and Management 16
Mechanistic Insights 19
Risk Factors and Triggers 24
Cardioversion 33
Natural Treatments 36
Prevention and Treatment with Antiarrhythmics 45
Prevention and Treatment with Other Drugs 52
Ablation - Procedures 55
Ablation - Complications 65
Ablation - Outcome 72
Surgical Procedures 75
Stroke Risk Factors 79
Stroke Prevention 81
Odds & Ends 91
Research Reports Aspirin: Friend or Foe?
by Hans Larsen
98
LAF Survey 14
Reduction/Elimination of
LAF without Ablation/Surgery
Introduction 110
Background of Respondents 112
Overview of Intervention Program Results 114
Program Details 117
Comparison of Groups A and B 131
Conclusions 138
Protocol for Afib Reduction/Elimination 142
Ablation/Maze Survey - 2007 Definition of Terms 146
Overview of Procedures 150
Evaluation of Background Data 151
Initial Procedure - RF Ablation 157
Outcome - RF Ablation 160
Patient Outcome - RF Ablation 165
Summary - RF Ablation 169
Performance Rating - RF Ablation 172
Outcome - Other Procedures 180
Right Atrial Flutter Ablation 181
Left Atrial Flutter Ablation 183
Cryoablation 183
Ablation for SVT 184
AV Node Ablation + Pacemaker 184
Maze Procedure 185
Mini-maze Procedure 188
Summary - Other Procedures 190
Appendix A Glossary of Medical Terms 193
Subject Index 207



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