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"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"



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"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…"

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"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."

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EPs

Inspiration: Choosing the Right Doctor: The Plumber vs The Electrician

For the Newly Diagnosed

When diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation, you need to find the best heart rhythm specialist (a cardiac electrophysiologist, or EP) you can afford.

From Michele Straub, now free of A-Fib after 30 years, comes this:

My advice to those with A-Fib:  Go to an electrophysiologist A-Fib expert right away, one with a high success rate at getting patients back into normal rhythm — you deserve nothing less.”

How to Find the Right Doctor

Go to our A-Fib.com page to learn how to find the right doctor for you and your treatment goals.

FAQs Coping with A-Fib: Electrophysiologists

 FAQs Coping with A-Fib: EPs

FAQs A-Fib afib1. “I like my Cardiologist, but he has not talked about me seeing an Electrophysiologist. Should I ask for a second opinion from another Cardiologist?”

Most definitely seek a second opinion about your atrial fibrillation and treatment options. But get a second opinion from an Electrophysiologist, rather than a cardiologist.

An Electrophysiologist is a cardiologist who specializes in heart rhythm problems (the electrical functions of the heart). In fact, it’s easy to find a local Electrophysiologist yourself. The website of the Heart Rhythm Society has a feature called Finding A Heart Rhythm Specialist. When you type in your U.S state and city, or country, the site gives you a list of Electrophysiologists in your area. However, not all Electrophysiologists specialize in A-Fib.

For an in-depth discussion about selecting an electrophysciologist and a step-by-step guide, see the A-Fib.com sections Finding the Right Doctor for You and Your A-Fib, Questions For Doctors and Directory of Doctors and Facilities. We offer many resources to help you select the right Electrophysiologist for you and your treatment goals.

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