"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 Documents and Downloads for patients with Atrial Fibrillation

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.

FREE WORKSHEET: 10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Any Drug

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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).

Download our worksheet (remember to save to your hard drive).

Special 12-page report by Steve S. Ryan, PhD

FREE 12-page report

FREE REPORT: How to Read Your Operating Room Report

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.

Read more and download the reportHow & Why to Read Your Operating Room Report.

A-Fib-Alerts http://eepurl.com/cc4d01VIEW A RECENT ISSUE OF MY ‘A-FIB ALERTS’

View a recent issue. Get your A-Fib news the easy way with Steve’s monthly A-Fib Alerts. The A-Fib Alerts format is quick to scan for the info important to you. Why not get your own copy delivered directly to your email box? Sign-up Today! It’s Risk Free―you can unsubscribe at any time! Sign-up TODAY for my A-FibAlerts!

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”

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Free Report

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.

Selected from our many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), these are the most asked questions from family members. Read more and download ‘Top 10 Questions Families Ask about Atrial Fibrillation’.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Sample Letter to Request Your Medical Records

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Request Your Medical Records

From the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non-profit patients advocacy group, is a sample letter to use as a template when writing and requesting copies of your medical records. Click to download your free PDF (then print or save to your hard drive).

In the US, under HIPAA legislation you have a right to copies of your records. Read more at Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib.

Free downloads: AHA A-Fib pre-visit worksheet

Pre-visit worksheet

FREE DOWNLOAD: Pre-visit Appointment Worksheet

From American Heart Association (www.heart.org). “A-Fib: Partnering in Your Treatment” worksheet helps you organize your questions before visiting your cardiologist after initial diagnosis. Click for free PDF, then print directily, or SAVE to your hard drive and print a color copy.

From the AHA webpage “AFib Resources and FAQ. Related: see our Free worksheet download: Questions for Doctors Worksheetbelow.

 FREE! Print a Custom Emergency Medical ID Wallet Card (Oct. 2016)

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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).

FREE DOWNLOAD: “The A-FIB Facts: The Emerging Epidemic in Cardiovascular Disease

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.

Share with your family and friends. And your co-workers, too. Click here for your AFib Facts Report by Steve S Ryan Free PDF download. (separate browser window will open).

Free downloads: A-Fib.com Questions for Doctors FREE WORKSHEET: 10 Questions to Ask Your New Doctor

Looking for a new cardiologist or electrophysiologist? Here’s a worksheet with a list of interview questions to ask each doctor and an area to note their responses. Print a copy of this worksheet for each doctor you talk to.

AFTER your interviews: learn what their answers indicate. Go to the our Finding the Right Doctor For You page and compare each doctor’s answers to the list of interpretation of answers. Download our Free PDF worksheet (separate browser window will open).

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