Have you been told that you (or a loved one) have Atrial Fibrillation?
Are you looking for unbiased, up-to-date information about Atrial Fibrillation? From someone not associated with a specific treatment or device manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, HMO, or with your medical insurance provider?
- Do you want to learn about all your A-Fib treatment options?
- Do you need help in finding the right doctor for you?
- Are you looking for hope and support from other A-Fib patients who are now A-Fib free?
- Do you want to cure your A-Fib, not just manage it?
If you said yes to any of these questions, Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (A-Fib.com) is the right resource for you!
A-Fib.com is for the non-medical reader and is written from a patient’s point of view. (The author has first-hand experience with A-Fib and was cured in April, 1998, with a procedure called Focal Catheter Ablation (Pulmonary Vein Ablation.)
We try as much as possible to translate medical terms and scientific research into everyday language. All information is timely and based on current research, medical studies, and best practices. All reference sources are cited in footnotes and listed in the Bibliography.
Where to Start
Are you newly diagnosed with A-Fib?
Newly diagnosed A-Fib readers should start with our Overview of Atrial Fibrillation. It introduces you to all the main topics of this website. Then visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. We answer common patients’ questions. Along the way, refer to our Glossary of medical terms as needed.
Or a more informed reader?
Explore this website in any order. Check out our Treatments section covering drug therapies, cardioversion, catheter ablations, surgery and more. Read about the importance of Finding the Right Doctor and about our resources to help locate Doctors and Facilities in your geographic area.
Check out our online sources and other recommendations in our Resources and Links section. Browse through Steve’s Shopping Guides when you are looking to buy vitamins/supplements, heart rate monitors and A-Fib reference books.
Want encouragement from other patients?
For inspiration, read a few of the Personal Experiences written by patients who have had Atrial Fibrillation who are now living active lives free of the burden of A-Fib. For one-on-one support, check out our A-Fib Support Volunteers and our A-Fib Positive Thought/Prayer Group.
Looking for recent developments in A-Fib treatments?
For up-to-date studies and emerging treatments, see our Research and Innovations section. Under Boston A-Fib Symposium, you’ll find summaries of data and findings from the conference of leading cardiologists, electrophysiologists and researchers from around the world. Under Significant Research and Scientific Studies and A-Fib Technical Innovations you’ll learn about important advances in the treatment of A-Fib.
If you are you a returning reader…
Want to help others? How about telling us your Personal Experience story and your ‘lessons learned. Other A-Fib patients and their families can benefit from your advice and knowing they are not alone in their battle with Atrial Fibrillation. Contact Us about submitting your story and your photo.
Do you have a question that’s not answered by our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or not covered by this website? Or have a suggestion? Or a comment? Contact Us by email. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Disclaimer: The publishers of A-Fib.com are not medical doctors and are not affiliated with any medical school or organization. The information on this site is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in this service is intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Last updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013