"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
Free Reports, Worksheets and Downloads
As a service to atrial fibrillation patients, we offer FREE downloads of our own worksheets and articles. We have also collected useful FREE services or downloads from others serving the atrial fibrillation community. Click to access or download.
PRINT ILLUSTRATION of the Heart’s Electrical System
The Heart’s Electrical System
The Cleveland Clinic website (my.clevelandclinic.org) offers a free detailed, high-quality illustration of the Heart’s Electrical System. The PDF image features the Pulmonary Veins, Aorta, Pulmonary Artery the Sinoatrial (SA) Node and AV Node.
Print your own copy to study and learn how the atria and ventricles work together, alternately contracting and relaxing to pump blood through the heart. The electrical system of the heart is the power source that makes this possible. (http://tinyurl.com/ClevelandClinicHeartPDF)
FREE WORKSHEET: 10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Any Drug
Drug questions worksheet
Before starting any drug, it’s best to educate yourself first. To help you, we’ve prepared the ‘Top 10 Questions’ you should ask your doctor. Use our FREE PDF worksheet with convenient spaces to jot down your doctor’s replies. Download and print as many as you need. Take a copy to every doctor appointment (you never know when you’ll need one).
In our 12-page Special Report, we examine the actual O.R. report of the catheter ablation of Travis Van Slooten, publisher of Living With Atrial Fibrillation performed by Dr. Andrea Natale, Austin, TX.
I’ve annotated every technical phrase or concept (in purple text) so you will understand each entry. I then translate what each comment means.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Keep an Inventory List of Your Medications
Medication Inventory Form
Keep your doctor and other healthcare providers up-to-date on all the medications you are taking, and because they may interact, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and mineral supplements, too.
Download and use this FREE form to help you keep track of everything. Because your medications may change over time, print several copies of the blank form so you will always have a clean copy ready to use. (Keep with your A-Fib records.) Take a copy to each of your doctors or other medical healthcare providers.
FREE REPORT: Answers to the “Top 10 Questions Families Ask about Atrial Fibrillation”
By Steve S. Ryan, PhD. A-Fib can be a life altering disease―yet people with A-Fib don’t look sick. When a patient is diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, family members often struggle to understand what their loved one is going through.
A-Fib not only impacts the patient’s health and quality of life but also the lives (and often livelihood) of their loved ones and co-workers.
From American Heart Association (www.heart.org). “A-Fib: Partnering in Your Treatment” worksheet helps you organize your questionsbefore visiting your cardiologist after initial diagnosis. Click for free PDF, then print directily, or SAVE to your hard drive and print a color copy.
FREE! Print a Custom Emergency Medical ID Wallet Card (Oct. 2016)
Provided by MedIDs.com
Updated 10-01-16. Provided by MedIDs.com. Customize and print a free personal emergency medical ID wallet card. Use the online form (with nothing to install or download). Print, trim, fold and add to your wallet or purse.
Information entered is not stored for any purpose. When you close the print window, all information is deleted from your computer.
IDEA: You might want to get your card laminated to prolong its use (an office supply store can help).
A five-page report compiled by Steve Ryan with the facts about Atrial Fibrillation. Includes related statistics and all statements are backed up with the reference citation sources. Read to educate yourself and learn about your disease.
Disclaimer: the authors of this Web site 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.