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I Beat My A-Fib. So Can You!

Dear A-Fib Friend,

If you’ve been told you have Atrial Fibrillation, ask yourself: Steve S. Ryan, PhD

  1. Has your “quality of life” suffered because of your Atrial Fibrillation?
  2. Are you scared or frightened?
  3. 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?
  4. Do you need information written in plain language, not medical jargon?
  5. 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.

I Found My A-Fib Cure. You Can Too! 

A-Fib.com Top-rated in 2014 and 2015 by Healthline.com    I’m a former A-Fib patient. I found my A Fib cure, but only after much frustration, failed drug therapies, and three unsuccessful ablation procedures. I had to become my own best patient advocate. I educated myself about Atrial Fibrillation through an exhaustive research of medical literature and interviews with medical experts. 

To spare others what I went through to find my cure, I started my website,
Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (www.A Fib.com). Since 2002, I’ve written about best practices, cutting-edge techniques, new technologies and emerging treatments. Thousands visit my website every month.
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A Practical Guide Written For You, the Patient    

I've distilled all I've 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. 

Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide To Finding Your Cure
Beat Your A-Fib by Dr. Steve Ryan   
  • 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



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Beat Your A-Fib Has the Answers You Need

        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, I answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), such as:
  • How Did I Get A-Fib? (Chapter 2)
  • Can I pass A-Fib on to my kids? (Chapter 3)
  • Is Atrial Fibrillation a prelude to a heart attack? (Chapter 3)
  • Should I cool my sex life? (Chapter 3)
  • Are there “triggers” that bring on my A-Fib episodes? (Chapter 2)
  • Is there anything I can do to get out of an A Fib episode? (Chapter 3)
  • And much more…

Twelve Chapters include Topics such as:

  • The types of Atrial Fibrillation (Chapter 1)
  • The risk of A-Fib stroke, and the role of blood thinners (Chapter 1)
  • How A-Fib can progressively damage your heart, brain, and other organs (Chapter 1)
  • The mechanics of a healthy heart versus your heart in A-Fib (Chapter 1)
  • Types and purposes of diagnostic testing (Chapter 4)
  • Mineral deficiencies common among A-Fib patients (Chapter 5)
  • The three goals of A-Fib drug therapy (Chapter 6)
  • Seven questions to ask before taking a prescription drug for A-Fib (Chapter 6)
  • What to expect, and not expect, from drug therapy (Chapter 6)
  • Non-drug procedures and surgical operations to treat or eliminate A-Fib including PVI ablation, Maze and Mini-Maze surgeries (Chapter 7)
  • How to choose the best A-Fib treatment(s) for you (Chapter 9)
  • The roles of cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons (Chapter 10)                           
  • How to research, interview and select the right doctors for you (Chapter 10)
  • Questions to ask during a consultation, and when to change physicians (Chapter 10)
  • Why and how to obtain copies of your medical records (Chapter 10)
  • And much more…

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Others Have Been Where You Are Now!

        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. (Chapter 11)

Personal Patient Stories Include:

Michele Straube, http://a-fib.com/personal-experiences-parent/personal-experience-michele-straube/  Michele Straube, who after 30 years in A-Fib, was cured by a  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 Teresi, http://a-fib.com/personal-experiences-parent/personal-experience-jay-teresi/ 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 catheter ablations.

Sheri Weber, patient interview, Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, by Steve S. Ryan, PhD  Sheri Weber didn’t want a life on medications. 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, patient, http://a-fib.com/personal-experiences-parent/personal-experience-53-kenrh/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 A-Fib 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.

And read my own story, too, how I found my A-Fib cure! (Appendix C).

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Become Your Own Best Patient Advocate --- Just Like I Did!

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, just like I did! Beat Your A-Fib will give you the knowledge, the tools and the plan to find a life free of Atrial Fibrillation.

Glossary of Medical Terms

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. Each definition is written in everyday language. (Appendix A)

Recommended Resources & Website Links

 Our Recommended Resources & Website Links are carefully selected to complement what you learn in Beat Your A-Fib  (Appendix B)  These value-added online links take you beyond the margins of our book to continue your quest to find your A-Fib cure. Our recommendations include: 

  • 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

For example, our links include:

  • An online tutorial to learn to read your EKG
  • A Fact Sheet about your rights to your medical records (Under HIPAA)
  • A video animation showing how the healthy heart works
  • Audio clips of both a normal heart and a heart beating in A-Fib. 

Bibliography and Endnotes: Over 150 Medical References

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, our Bibliography and list of Endnotes provide the authors, titles and publication sources for all footnotes cited in this book. In most cases we also provide an online link to the material.

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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
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P.S. For a limited time, if you Act Now! I will give you 4 FREE bonuses with 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 (source chapters are indicated below). Print copies of these worksheets and take them to your medical appointments. Use to prompt important questions you should ask, and for your notes. Review the answers before making important decisions. File with your personal medical records for future reference. 

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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) (Chapter 10)

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P.P.S. I always like to review a book’s Table of Contents before buying. In case you’re like me, here is an abridged 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        

        Magnesium               

        Danger of Too Much Calcium             

        Potassium  

        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          

       Cardioversion           

       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    

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

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS       

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS          

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    ENDNOTES

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    "...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 Jussila, A-Fib free, Shanghai, China

       "...a superb book! A fulfillment of your resolve to share the knowledge gleaned from battle for successful cure than a decade ago when PVI experimental."
                                                             Warren Welsh, heart patient, Melbourne, Australia
       

      “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.”
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    ob 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 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
                          

    “Just finished reading the book. Congratulations on a job well done!”
                                                            Amir Abdullah, Malaysia
     
       

        “Provides valuable information about A-Fib in an easily understood format to help A-Fib patients make informed choices and successfully advocate for themselves.”
                                                           
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     “… 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.”
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