"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
13. “Should I carry a wallet card or a medical ID? I have A-Fib and take Coumadin. In case of an A-Fib emergency, what information should I include?”
According to a paramedic with 25 years experience, knowing about your A-Fib and Coumadin (warfarin) use is “nice-to-know” rather than life-saving, necessary info. Emergency responders don’t normally carry meds to treat A-Fib or blood thinners.
In case of an accident when one is bleeding, techniques to stop the bleeding such as compresses, tourniquets, etc. will be used whether or not one is taking Coumadin.
Credit card-size USB by ER Card 100 pix tall
It’s generally a good idea to carry some form of medical ID case of an emergency, whether or not one has A-Fib. For example, a medical ID bracelet or ‘dog tags’ is often noticed by emergency personnel.
What information should you carry with you? For a list of the data to include, see our article, Your Portable Medical Information Kit. We also give you various ways to store and carry your information (i.e., a credit card-size USB flash drive and QR code-based helmet sticker). Includes a link to generate a FREE medical emergency information wallet card.
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