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ABOUT 'BEAT YOUR A-FIB'...
"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"
"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
13. “I want to read exactly what was done during my Pulmonary Vein Ablation? Where can I get the specifics? What records are kept?”
Ask your doctor or his office for a copy of your O.R. (Operating Room) report. This is a technical, detailed, step-by-step account of what the doctors found in your heart and what was done.
What is an O.R. Report?
An O.R. report is written by the electrophysiologist who performed the catheter ablation. It contains a detailed account of the findings, the procedure used, the preoperative and postoperative diagnoses, etc.
It’s a very technical document. Because of this, it’s usually given to a patient only when they ask for it.
New Report: How & Why to Read Your Operating Room Report
In our new FREE 12-page Report: How & Why to Read Your Operating Room Report, I make it easy (well, let’s say ‘easier’) to learn how to read an O.R. report.
Along with an introduction, I’ve annotated every technical phrase or concept so you will understand each entry. I then translate what each comment means and summarize the report.
Read more at: Special Report How & Why to Read Your Operating Room Report.
If you need help understanding your O.R report, email or send me a copy. Together we can probably figure it out.
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