Di Biase. In fact, an earlier study conducted by our group showed that LAA firing was the source of AF in 27 percent of patients and, after LAA ablation, 93 percent of those patients had been AF free of charge at long term follow up. .. Additional electrical isolation of remaining atrial appendage could improve freedom from AF In individuals with long-standing up persistent atrial fibrillation despite standard treatment, additional electrical isolation of a location called the still left atrial appendage may improve freedom from AF without increasing complications, outcomes of the BELIEF study show. Today in a Hot Collection session at ESC Congress 2015 The results were presented. Empirical left atrial appendage isolation, combined with the standard strategy of pulmonary vein isolation and ablation of extra-pulmonary triggers is more advanced than the standard approach alone in enhancing the long-term success price of catheter ablation, reported investigator Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD from Montefiore-Albert Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Treatment, New York, Texas and USA Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute in St.Solutions to alcohol-related complications lie at every level of Government but we also need to change people’ attitudes toward alcohol.?.. Administration officials take health reform reins in Obama’s absence White Home staff and administration officials want to maintain their visibility on healthcare reform this week with open public events and meetings as President Obama travels, Roll Call reports. ‘In public statements and in personal meetings with lawmakers, administration officials seemed to convey a sense of inevitability about the legislation to be able to diminish worries that it’s off track – and to try to get floor action in both chambers this month.’ Among those ‘leading the charge on Capitol Hill while Obama can be away are White House Legislative Affairs Director Phil Schiliro and health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle.