Welcome to the Summer 2016 issue of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review.
We are pleased to introduce the first in a series of editorials by Gerhard Hindricks, President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). EHRA and AER recently announced the continuation of their partnership, and this editorial highlights EHRA's ongoing efforts to enlarge the scope of its educational and scientific activities. This is followed by an Expert Opinion from Jason Matos and Peter Zimetbaum looking at the impact on clinical practice of the controversy surrounding ROCKET-AF.
In one of the many interesting review articles this issue, Cristina Molina, Jordi Heijman and Dobromir Dobrev examine the differences between left and right ventricular properties in cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmogenesis. The pharmacological treatment of tachyarrhythmias during pregnancy is discussed by Ameeta Yaksh, Lisette JME van der Does, Eva AH Lanters and Natasja MS de Groot, and Konstantinos Siontis and Hakan Oral review novel interventions for atrial fibrillation management.
We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions for topics you would like to see in future issues.