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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"



ABOUT A-FIB.COM...


"Steve Ryan's summaries of the Boston A-Fib Symposium are terrific. Steve has the ability to synthesize and communicate accurately in clear and simple terms the essence of complex subjects. This is an exceptional skill and a great service to patients with atrial fibrillation."

Dr. Jeremy Ruskin of Mass. General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

"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


Contribute Your A-Fib Story, Share Your Lessons Learned

My A-Fib Story at A-Fib.comWriting about your A-Fib journey is helpful to other A-Fib patients (and often cathartic for you). It’s encouraging to read how someone else has dealt with their A-Fib, and to know you’re not alone.

WRITING YOUR STORY

A few of the over 80 readers who have shared their A-Fib story at A-Fib.com

A few readers who’ve shared their A-Fib story.

There’s no set format. Just share your journey (the ups and the downs)―anything you think will help other A-Fib patients (such as, what advice would you give other patients with similar symptoms to your own?).

The length is up to you. Some write a short page or two. Others include their day by day log. Most writers invite responses by including an email address.

I suggest you browse the personal experience stories on our website. Look for a story format that suits you and use it as a guide.

WHAT TO INCLUDE

As you write your story, keep in mind, “what can I share that will help other A-Fib patients? That will encourage? or inform? or offer hope?”

Ask yourself “What can I share that will encourage? or inform? or offer hope?”

Usually writers include where they live, how and at what age they discovered their A-Fib along with critical milestone dates, treatments (successful and unsuccessful), facilities/doctors names and current status of their A-Fib.

As a closing, share a few of your ‘lessons learned’ along the way, i.e., your advice to others with A-Fib.

In addition, include a good quality photo of yourself (head and shoulders). It helps the reader relate to you and your story. (We can crop and re-size it, if needed.)

HOW TO SEND ME YOUR STORY

Just type up your story (in MS Word, or similar).  Then:

  Send your story as an email attachment (or paste the copy into the body of the email).
  Include your first and last name, your city and state (or city and country).
  Attach a good quality photo of yourself.
  Send your email to me at ssryan(at)a-fib.com or use our Contact form.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, let us know. We can handle that.

AFTER YOU SEND YOUR STORY

I will review your story for clarity (and email you with any questions). Then I’ll format it for our website (add subheadings if needed.) My wife, Patti, will prepare your photo (crop, color correct, etc.).

Then we send it all back to you for your approval. We will post your story shortly after we get an okay from you.

QUESTIONS?

Did I miss anything? I bet you have questions. Just email me at ssryan(a)a-fib.com or use our Contact form.. I look forward to reading your story.

Steve Ryan

Publisher of A-Fib.com and former A-Fib patient
Author of Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure

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