Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review sees the publication of a broad range of articles, including ‘Biology of the Sinus Node and its Disease’, by Moinnuddin Choudhury, Mark Boyett and Gwilym Morris, which summarises current knowledge regarding sinoatrial node function and the pathophysiology of sinus node dysfunction.
Cardioversion – used to relieve symptoms of atrial fibrillation and restore sinus rhythm – carries an increased risk of thromboembolism. In this issue, Phillip Bushoven, Sven Linzbach, Mate Vamos and Stefan Hohnloser discuss the optimal anticoagulation strategy for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation.
Rotor mapping has advanced the conceptual understanding of atrial fibrillation and holds promise for improving outcomes in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Amir Schricker, Junaid Zaman and Sanjiv Narayan have carried out a critical evaluation of the published data on rotor mapping and ablation.