Atrial Fibrillation in the 21st Century

submitted by: WentzMR
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:

Updates on Consequences and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Description: Dr. John Park, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which defines obstructive sleep apnea and updates the reader on consequences of the condition when left untreated and provides new strategies for its management. Available at: