Cardiology Research and Practice

Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and Management


Publishing date
01 Apr 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Nov 2018

Lead Editor

1Second Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

2Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

3Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

4University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

5Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece


Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and Management

Description

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice, represents a true epidemic given the expected increased prevalence during the following decades mainly due to aging and increased burden of associated cardiovascular risk factors. AF is a complex and heterogeneous arrhythmia associated with different conditions and substrates. Besides local triggers, atrial electrophysiological and structural abnormalities that constitute atrial remodeling seem to play an important role in AF development and persistence.

The main goal of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing recent advances in atrial fibrillation. We also encourage the clinical studies regarding the epidemiology, potential mechanisms, and pathophysiology in atrial fibrillation, biomarkers in atrial fibrillation, subclinical atrial fibrillation, potential role of pharmacological and nonpharmacological management in atrial fibrillation. With this objective, high quality contributions that have not been yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or conferences proceedings are sought.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mechanisms in atrial fibrillation
  • Pathophysiology in atrial fibrillation
  • Epidemiology in atrial fibrillation
  • Risk factors for in atrial fibrillation
  • Biomarkers in atrial fibrillation
  • Subclinical atrial fibrillation
  • Pharmacological management in atrial fibrillation
  • Nonpharmacological management in atrial fibrillation
  • Catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation
  • Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
  • Autonomic modulation in atrial fibrillation
  • Upstream therapy in atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8909371
  • - Editorial

Atrial Fibrillation: Mechanisms and Management

Tong Liu | Gary Tse | ... | Konstantinos P. Letsas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8985273
  • - Review Article

Association of Cancer and the Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ming Yuan | Zhiwei Zhang | ... | Yunlong Xia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6291964
  • - Research Article

Red Cell Distribution Width as a Novel Marker for Different Types of Atrial Fibrillation in Low and High Altitude

Kaiyue Han | Xiaoling Su | ... | FeiYan Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1208505
  • - Review Article

Triggers for Atrial Fibrillation: The Role of Anxiety

Paolo Severino | Marco Valerio Mariani | ... | Francesco Fedele
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8271871
  • - Research Article

Association of Autoantibodies against M2-Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor with Atrial Fibrosis in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Guiling Ma | Xuejiao Wu | ... | Lin Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3210803
  • - Research Article

Low-Dose Ibutilide Combined with Catheter Ablation of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Procedural Impact and Clinical Outcome

Xue-Rong Sun | Ying Tian | ... | Xing-Peng Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1376515
  • - Clinical Study

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Guided Only by Transesophageal Echocardiography

Jinlong Zhao | Feng Li | ... | Cheng Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3795608
  • - Research Article

Influence of Continuous Training on Atrial Myocytes IK1 and IKAch and on Induction of Atrial Fibrillation in a Rabbit Model

Dou Yuan | Ping Zheng | ... | Jian Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2603025
  • - Research Article

Effects of Renal Denervation via Renal Artery Adventitial Cryoablation on Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Neural Remodeling

Wei Wang | Zhaolei Jiang | ... | Ju Mei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1834514
  • - Research Article

Concealed Pulmonary Vein Bigeminy during Sinus Rhythm in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: A Useful Marker for Pulmonary Vein Firing

Jiqiang Hu | Wu Kuang | ... | Xuan Wang
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