Review of “Beat Your A-Fib” Review by Nurse Jane
November 16, 2012
I spent this week carefully reading and digesting Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure by Steve S. Ryan, PhD. I read it as a Critical Care RN, a former college instructor and also as daughter, and mother of people with atrial fibrillation. This year, I endured several episodes of atrial fibrillation for the first time myself. This is a groundbreaking book which not only explains atrial fibrillation for those who are not in the medical field, but explains the psychological aspects, as well as recent research in reasonable digestible form for those who are.
It is also the best reference anywhere detailing what to expect as a patient in cardiac ablation. This book should be required reading for any physician or nurse, as it will unquestionably guide them in their support and encouragement of those with this very common heart conduction issue. It is invaluable also to anyone weighing their own treatment options for atrial fibrillation.