Former A-Fib patient, Paul V. O’Connell of Baltimore, MD, wrote about A-Fib.com publisher, Steve Ryan:
“Steve’s probably the world’s best informed patient advocate when it comes to understanding atrial fibrillation and its treatment.
Most important, Steve is not owned by the AMA or Big Pharma—so he is not beholden to anyone except his readers.”
A-Fib.com is Independent and Unbiased
From our start in 2002, Steve has maintained an independent and unbiased viewpoint. To assure our integrity, A-Fib.com is deliberately not affiliated with any medical school, device manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, HMO, or medical practice.
Drug Companies Influence Most Health Websites
Did you know…the drug and medical device industries operate or influence almost every health/heart related web site on the Internet?
For example, the drug company Eli Lilly is a “partner” with WebMD (WebMD Health Corp.) which include the websites, Medscape.com, MedicineNet, eMedicine.com, eMedicineHealth, RxList, theHeart.org, and Drugs.com.
Consider for a moment how that may affect the information you read on their websites. Who can you trust?
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At A-Fib.com, Steve accepts no third-party advertising, does not charge for inclusion in our Directory of Doctors & Facilities and accepts no fee (cash or other kind) for a listing in Steve’s Lists of Doctors by Specialty.
Not many healthcare websites or patient education sites can make these same claims. A-Fib.com is your independent source of unbiased information
about Atrial Fibrillation and its resources and treatments.
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I am deeply indebted to the following cardiac electrophysiologists and surgeons who have offered me their counsel in publishing this website, Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients, A-Fib.com. When I have a tough question, I can button hole them at a medical conference, send an email, or telephone them. They have answered my questions and taken time to explain difficult concepts. In addition, I can send them a patient with a complex or difficult A-Fib case, or ask advice on behalf of an inquiring A-Fib.com reader.
While not always agreeing with all my positions, these doctors try to point me in the right direction. It is my honor to acknowledge and thank the following members of the A-Fib.com Advisory Board.
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Dr. Stefano Benussi, MD, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Hugh Calkins, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Phillip Cuculich, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Shephal K. Doshi, MD, St. John’s Health Center, Pacific Heart Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Prof. Pierre Jais, MD, Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut Lévêque, Bordeaux-Pessac Cedex, France
Prof. Hans Kottkamp, MD, Hirslanden Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Peter Kowey, MD, Lankenau Heart Institute, Wynnewood, PA
Dr. Nassir Marrouche, MD, University of Utah Hospital, (CARMA), Salt Lake City, UT
Dr. Pirooz Mofrad, MD, Washington Heart Rhythm Associates, Silver Springs, MD
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, MD Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Dr. Andrea Natale, MD, TX Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David’s Med. Ctr, Austin, TX
Dr. Jeffrey Olgin, MD, Heart and Vascular Center, University of San Francisco, CA
Dr. Karen Phillips, MD, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Laurent Pison, MD, Maastricht Heart+Vascular Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Dr. Vivek Reddy, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, NY
Dr. Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD, Harvard Medical School, Mass. General Hospital, Boston, MA
Dr. Ali Sovari, MD. Cabrillo Cardiology Medical Group, Oxnard, CA
Dr. Wilber Su, MD, Banner-University Medical Center, University of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Vijay Swarup, MD, Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Claudio Tondo, MD, Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Center, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Dr. Rukshen Weerasooriya, MD, AF Ablation Clinic, Perth, Australia
If you find any errors on this page, email us. ♥ Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2016