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"This book is incredibly complete and easy-to-understand for anybody. I certainly recommend it for patients who want to know more about atrial fibrillation than what they will learn from doctors...."

Pierre Jaïs, M.D. Professor of Cardiology,
Haut-Lévêque Hospital, Bordeaux, France

"Dear Steve, I saw a patient this morning with your book [in hand] and highlights throughout. She loves it and finds it very useful to help her in dealing with atrial fibrillation."

Dr. Wilber Su
Cavanaugh Heart Center,
Phoenix, AZ

"Your book [Beat Your A-Fib] is the quintessential most important guide not only for the individual experiencing atrial fibrillation and his family, but also for primary physicians, and cardiologists."

Jane-Alexandra Krehbiel, nurse, blogger and author "Rational Preparedness: A Primer to Preparedness"



"I love your [A-fib.com] website, Patti and Steve! An excellent resource for anybody seeking credible science on atrial fibrillation plus compelling real-life stories from others living with A-Fib. Congratulations…"

Carolyn Thomas, blogger and heart attack survivor; MyHeartSisters.org

"Steve, your website was so helpful. Thank you! After two ablations I am now A-fib free. You are a great help to a lot of people, keep up the good work."

Terry Traver, former A-Fib patient

"If you want to do some research on AF go to A-Fib.com by Steve Ryan, this site was a big help to me, and helped me be free of AF."

Roy Salmon Patient, A-Fib Free; pacemakerclub.com, Sept. 2013

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?Got A-Fib? You are not alone. A-Fib.com

  • 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 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 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 Thoughts/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. UnderSignificant 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…

See my A-Fib News for recent additions to the website, and to read short news items. And browse our Article Index by Topic to find topics posted on various pages of A-Fib.com.

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.

Have questions?

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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