“Within the pages of Beat Your A-Fib, Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, provides a comprehensive guide for persons seeking to find a cure for their Atrial Fibrillation.”
Walter Kerwin, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
If You’ve Been Told You Have Atrial Fibrillation, Ask Yourself:
- Has your “quality of life” suffered because of your Atrial Fibrillation?
- Are you scared or frightened?
- Are you looking for impartial information about your A-Fib―from someone not associated with a specific treatment, pharmaceutical company, HMO, or with your medical insurance provider?
- Do you need information written in plain language, not medical jargon?
- Do you want a cure and not just more medication?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure is meant for you!
Dr. Steve Ryan Found His Cure – You Can Too!
Dr. Steve Ryan was a former atrial fibrillation patient. He found his afib cure, but only after much frustration, failed drug therapies, and three unsuccessful ablation procedures. He had to become his own best patient advocate. He educated myself about Atrial Fibrillation through an exhaustive research of medical literature and interviews with medical experts.
To spare others what he went through to find his cure, he wrote Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure.
“Never give up hope, and explore as widely as possible to find a way out. …one needs to go beyond the doctors who advise patients to live with A Fib.”
Raju Tuladhar, Kathmandu, Nepal, India (about her mother’s successful ablation after 50 years of arrhythmia)
A Practical Guide Written For You – The Patient
Dr. Ryan has distilled everything he has learned down to the essentials and presented it in an easy-to-read format (especially for those newly diagnosed with A-Fib). “Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure” is a practical guide written for you, the patient.
- Is written from a patient’s point-of-view
- Translates medical terms and concepts into everyday language
- Is easy-to-read, in conversational language
- Offers an unbiased source of up-to-date information and best practices
- Is well-researched with bibliography of over 150 medical references
- 252 pages and over 91,000 words
- Empowers patients to seek their own best treatment options
- Encourages you to become your own healthcare advocate.
“I am amazed by the comprehensive medical information presented in such an easy-to-read way that allows readers to feel that they are listening to a medical expert and friend who has their best interests at heart. I am eager to recommend this book to others.”
Nancy Thompson, Patient, NC, a-fib free since April 2009
When diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, you start looking for answers. And you want answers in plain language, not medical terminology. Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure delivers! To begin, you’ll find answers to these commonly asked questions:
- How Did I Get A-Fib?
- Can I pass A-Fib on to my kids?
- Is Atrial Fibrillation a prelude to a heart attack?
- Should I cool my sex life?
- Are there “triggers” that bring on my A-Fib episodes?
- Is there anything I can do to get out of an A Fib episode?
- And much more…
- The types of Atrial Fibrillation
- The risk of A-Fib stroke, and the role of blood thinners
- How A-Fib can progressively damage your heart, brain, and other organs
- The mechanics of a healthy heart versus your heart in A-Fib
- Types and purposes of diagnostic testing
- Mineral deficiencies common among A-Fib patients
- The three goals of A-Fib drug therapy
- Seven questions to ask before taking a prescription drug for A-Fib
- What to expect, and not expect, from drug therapy
- Non-drug procedures and surgical operations to treat or eliminate A‑Fib including PVI ablation, Maze and Mini-Maze surgeries
- How to choose the best A-Fib treatment(s) for you
- The roles of cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons
- How to research, interview and select the right doctors for you
- Questions to ask during a consultation, and when to change physicians
- Why and how to obtain copies of your medical records
- And much more…
“Congratulations on a great book. It is well written, balanced and contains detailed and yet simple descriptions of many aspects of A-Fib.”
Dr. Moussa Mansour, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
In their own words, sixteen fellow A‑Fib patients offer their stories to encourage you, to advise you, to bolster your resolve, and to offer you hope of a life free of A‑Fib―including lessons learned the hard way through first‑hand experience.
Michele Straube, who after 30 years in A-Fib, was cured by a PVI ablation; recently she realized a life-long dream to hike the Via Alpina (approx. 1500 miles up and over the Alps through 8 countries).
Max Jussila’s A-Fib caused him to become totally obnoxious towards his wife and colleagues, and absolutely desperate. After his A-Fib cure, he says “I was given my life back, literally.”
Jay and Kelly Teresi, parents of four little ones, relate how anxiety was the greatest challenge of Jay’s A-Fib; Kelly describes the long shadow A-Fib cast over their family life, and how “normal” is slowly returning after Jay’s successful PVI ablations.
Sheri Weber didn’t want a life on meds. After a Cox-Maze surgery, she has returned to all her activities―riding horses, farm work, working out and adventure travel with absolutely no worries.
Ken Hungerford’s A-Fib appeared after open-heart surgery. When it became unbearable, a CryoBalloon ablation restored his life “beyond any expectation” with energy levels he had not enjoyed for years.
These fellow A-Fib patients share the impact of atrial fibrillation on their families; they describe dealing with stress and depression, how they chose their doctors and treatments; they offer advice from their “lessons learned”―and hope that you too can find a future free of Atrial Fibrillation.
“I no longer live in the A-Fib shadow and no longer take the drugs. My life is back. I no longer have to be content with less. All is now quiet. …life is good.”
Robert Dell, Free of A-Fib since 2002
To find your A-Fib cure, you must educate yourself about Atrial Fibrillation. As they say, “knowledge is power.” Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure will help you empower yourself! You will be given the knowledge, the tools and the plan to find a life free of Atrial Fibrillation.
When talking about your Atrial Fibrillation, your doctor and medical caregivers will use many unfamiliar medical terms and phrases. That’s why “Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure” includes an extensive Glossary of Medical Terms written in everyday language.
The Recommended Resources & Website Links are carefully selected to compliment what you learn. These value-added online links take you beyond the margins of the book to continue your quest to find your A-Fib cure. Recommendations include links to:
- A-Fib online discussion groups, forums, and message boards
- Online software tools, A-Fib information services and websites
- Instructional audios and videos which help explain the normal heart and the heart in A-Fib
- Additional A-Fib reference books and reports
Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure is solidly based on current medical “best practices,” as well as the latest scientific data, research studies and findings. Over 150 medical references are cited! For those wishing to read the original sources and research, the Bibliography and list of Endnotes provide the authors, titles and publication sources for all footnotes cited in this book. In most cases links to the material are also included.
“…my advice for someone with A-Fib is to thoroughly investigate all your options and learn as much as you can.”
Greg White, free of A-Fib since 2008
Bonus Materials Included
For a limited time, you will get 4 FREE bonuses with your purchase. Questions for Doctors: Four Worksheets from Beat Your A-Fib. These forms are based on lists of suggested questions as presented in the book. Print copies of these worksheets and take them to your medical appointments. Use them so you know what questions to ask at your appointments.
Free Bonus 1: Questions You Should Ask About Mineral Deficiencies
Most patients with A‑Fib are deficient in magnesium and potassium and should monitor for an overload of calcium. To determine your mineral levels and appropriate actions, ask these questions of your doctor or healthcare professional.
Free Bonus 2: Questions You Should Ask About Drug Therapies
For most patients with A‑Fib, your doctor’s first choice of treatment or “first-line response” is drug therapy. Before taking any prescription drug to treat your A‑Fib, you should educate yourself. For each drug, ask these questions of your doctor or healthcare professional.
Free Bonus 3: Patient’s Interview Questions for Electrophysiologists (EPs)
When searching for the right doctor, you will want to talk with several cardiac heart rhythm specialists (electrophysiologists) before making your choice. Ask these questions to solicit information needed to select the best doctor for you, your type of A‑Fib and your treatment goal.
Free Bonus 4: Patient’s Interview Questions for Surgeons
Have you been referred to a cardiac surgeon? Are you considering a surgical option to cure your A‑Fib? If so, you need to discuss some very specific issues. Ask these questions to solicit information needed to select the best doctor for you, your type of A‑Fib and your treatment goal.
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Beat Your A-Fib has been reviewed by many of today’s leading cardiologists, electrophysiologists and medical professionals who specialize in treating Atrial Fibrillation. Excerpts from their comments are below along with thoughts from current and former A-Fib patients.
“I wish I had had yoru book in May 2006 when I was first diagnosed and totally unaware. I am so thankful I found you at A-Fib.com in 2009 after three years in the dark.”
Rose V., Patient, A-Fib free
“I particularly enjoyed reading the Pesronal Stories portion of the book.”
Ed W., Patient, A-Fib free
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“…masterful. You managed to combine an encyclopedic compilation of information with the simplicity of presentation that enhances the delivery of the information to the reader. This is not an easy thing to do, but you have been very very successful at it.”
Ira David L., Heart patient
“…very impressed! I think it’s great work, and very helpful for everybody with the damned A-Fib, whether fixed or still going on! Thank you Steve for your great input in this field!”
Max J., A-Fib free
“…a superb book! A fulfillment of your resolve to share the knowledge gleaned from your own battle for a successful cure more than a decade ago when PVI was experimental.”
Warren W., Patient
Here’s a look at the Table of Contents for Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure
(Followed by more praise for Beat Your A-Fib.)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD: Dr. Walter Kerwin, MD
INTRODUCTION: Dr. Steven C. Hao, MD
PREFACE: Dr. Steve S. Ryan, PhD
YOUR QUICK START GUIDE
- Is This Book For You?
- Why Should You Read This Book Anyway?
- My Journey to a Cure
- How to Use This Book
- Benefits of Reading a Book in .PDF format How to Use This Book
- To Print or Not to Print
PART I: Introduction to Atrial Fibrillation
CHAPTER 1: Overview of Atrial Fibrillation
CHAPTER 2: How Did I Get A-Fib?
CHAPTER 3: FAQs About Life with A Fib
PART II: Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation
CHAPTER 4: Diagnostic Testing for A-Fib
- Blood Tests
- Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
- Holter and Event Monitors
- Exercise Stress Test
- Tilt-Table Test
- Electrophysiology Study
- Imaging Technologies
CHAPTER 5: Mineral Deficiencies
- Testing for Deficiencies
- Danger of Too Much Calcium
- Questions You Should Ask
CHAPTER 6: Medicines (Drug Therapies)
- Drug Therapy Strategies
- Blood Thinners
- Alternative to Blood Thinners
- Rate Control Medications
- Rhythm Control Medications (antiarrhythmics)
- Questions You Should Ask
CHAPTER 7: Procedures and Surgeries
- Pulmonary Vein Isolation (PVI)
- AV Node Ablation with Pacemaker
- Maze Surgeries
- Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD’s)
CHAPTER 8: FAQs About A-Fib Treatments
PART III: Mapping Your Plan to a Cure
CHAPTER 9: “Which Is the Best A-Fib Treatment Plan For Me?”
CHAPTER 10: Finding the Doctor for You
CHAPTER 11: Personal Stories of Hope, Success and Lessons Learned
CHAPTER 12: Your Journey to a Cure
PART IV: Additional Resources
APPENDIX A: Glossary of Medical Terms (in everyday language)
APPENDIX B: Recommended Resources & Website Links
- Discussion Groups, Forums, and Message Boards
- Information Services
- Informational Websites
- Instructional Audios and Videos
- Online Tools
- Reference Books and Reports
APPENDIX C: Finding my A-Fib Cure by Steve S. Ryan
PART V: Afterword
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
More of What Doctors and Patients Are Saying About Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure
“Incredible job on the book!”
Dr. Wilber Su, MD, FHRS
Heart Rhythm Specialists of Arizona
“Very well done…a useful resource for patients.”
Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, MD
Director, UCSF – Electrophysiology Service
“I would have given my eye teeth to have had your book as my guide when I was first diagnosed with A-Fib…. It took me years to have the understanding of the A-Fib picture that some could gain with a careful reading of your work.”
Bob Whitehurst, Patient, A-Fib free
Palm Coast, Florida, USA
“…an informative book I wish I’d had when I was suffering with the “fib”…would be comforting to those suffering with A-Fib, for no other reason, than to know there are so many others in the same boat with them.”
Dave Hess, Patient, A-Fib Free
“It’s really interesting to read the ‘editorial comments’ you made at the end of the personal stories. I like the format you used to get the information across in a way that people would remember; i.e., ‘…Oh yeah, that one guy had…and this helped him… I should definitely check that out with my doctor…’
“I like the options to easily choose what to read about by simply clicking and easily “travel” back and forth between topics (rather than feeling the need to read every one, which could be overwhelming for some patients).”
Nancy Thompson, A-Fib Free since April 2009
Garner, NC, USA
A-Fib.com Support Volunteer
“Just finished reading the book. Congratulations on a job well done!”
“Provides valuable information about A-Fib in an easily understood format to help A-Fib patients make informed choices and successfully advocate for themselves.”
Michele Straub, A-Fib-free after 30 years
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
“… a great looking book that will offer new AF patients a collection of great information on how to approach solving their problem.”
Ken Close, Patient , A-Fib free
Loveland, OH, USA
“… excellent resources for a wide range of individuals and their families. It can help newly diagnosed patients deal with the anxiety and fear of the “unknown”, as well as shorten the amount of time and energy needed to research and select the best treatment options.”
York Beach, Maine, USA
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