Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century

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Dr. Arthur Menezes from the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Center in New Orleans, LA, examines the risk factors of atrial fibrillation in an article appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, most notably involving metabolic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, alcohol consumption, extreme exercise, increased vitamin D, and possibly Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Available at:

Statins in heart failure: The paradox between large randomized clinical trials and real life.

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Dr. Paloma Gastelurrutia, a researcher at Germans Trias i Pujol Health Research Institute, in Barcelona, Spain, discusses her article appearing in the June 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which compares the results of clinical trial studies and long term follow-up with real-life cohorts of patients using statins. Large clinical trials did not show success with statins, but cohort studies revealed more optimistic results. Available at:...

European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: Peter Kowey & Ulf Landmesser

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Peter Kowey in conversation with Ulf Landmesser
Efficacy and Safety of Prescription Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters (P-OM3) for the Prevention of Recurrent Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation (AF)