"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

Readers’ Responses

‘Do you have a relative who also has A-Fib? If so, who?

Is your A-Fib genetic? In the October 2014 issue of Steve’s A-Fib Alerts, we posed the question, Do you have a relative who also has A-Fib? If so, who?  Here are the answers we received:

•  My mother had a-fib, unbeknownst to her, until she had a stroke. She was 76 at the time of the stroke. My paternal uncle developed it in his early 80s. Neither of my siblings has it (ages 51 and 64). I developed it in my late 40s. I’ve been a-fib-free for 3.5 yrs after ablation #3
•  two of two siblings-male- and our father and his father.
•  Sister
•  First cousin
•  Myself
•  Yes my mother had A fib. She was diagnosed at age 80. She took Verapamil. No blood thinners until her stroke at 89. She passed at 91 due to pneumonia.
•  Yes, brother (but he had quad bypass surgery in 1996 which tends to lead to afib in some patients as I think it did in my dad, but no one ever confirmed)
•  Brother
•  No.
•  Mother, Sister
•  No
•  No, just me!

Thanks to all who responded and shared their A-Fib experiences with us.

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