"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
Our book, Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, is aWinner in the USA Best Books Awards in the “Health: Medical Reference” category. (That makes eight awards!) Do you have your copy of Beat Your A-Fib? Buy the softcover book at Amazon.com, or the eBook from our book site, www.BeatYourA-fib.com.
Steve’s Shopping Guides to Recommended A-Fib-Related Products
Steve offers these shopping guides to help you sort through the enormous array of products of interest to A-Fib patients and their families. While the following brands and products are available from Amazon.com, they are also available from iHerb.com and other retailers. Prices will vary.
A-Fib Survival Kit for the Newly Diagnosed
Our list: Your first experiences with Atrial Fibrillation have changed your life in a number of ways. This ‘Survival Kit’ helps get you started when first diagnosed. As a former A-Fib patient (cured since 1998) Steve highly recommends these five items plus a bonus (our favorite medical dictionary).
Our list: For patients and their families, these are our recommended A-Fib reference books as well as books on patient empowerment, unmasking health statistics, magnesium, and other minerals and supplements, marketing schemes of the pharmaceutical industry and a medical dictionary. See also, our infographic: My Best A-Fib Reference Books for Patients and Their Families.
Magnesium & Potassium Supplements for A-Fib Patients
Our list: Most A-Fib and A-Flutter patients are deficient in Magnesium (Mg) and Potassium (K) which can force the heart into fatal arrhythmias. To learn more, see our page on Mineral Deficiencies.
When choosing to supplement your intake of magnesium and potassium, the plethora of products and brands can be overwhelming. These are the products and brands Steve uses and recommends (plus a great book).
Our list: Steve recommends seven mineral supplements to promote and maintain a healthy heart. (See our article, ‘Natural’ Supplements for a Healthy Heart.) When shopping for these supplements, wading through the sea of products and brands can be a daunting task.
To get you started Steve has listed a couple choices for each of the following: BCAA+G, Taurine, Unbiquinol CoQH, GPLC, Omega-3 Fish Oils, Ribose and Hawthorne Berry.
My list: Do you want to monitor your heart rate when exercising or when performing physically demanding activities (i.e. mowing the lawn, loading equipment, etc.). Consider a consumer ‘DIY” monitor. To learn more see my article: Guide to DIY Heart Rate Monitors (HRMs) & Handheld ECG Monitors.
Steve has sorted through the plethora of products and brands of DIY heart rate monitors and recommends several in a range of prices and features.
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Steve’s Recommendations: Atrial Fibrillation Books and References
For patients and their families, these are our recommended A-Fib books and references.
In addition to Atrial Fibrillation, our suggestions include books on patient empowerment, unmasking health statistics, magnesium and other minerals/supplements, marketing schemes of the pharmaceutical industry and our favorite medical dictionary.
For your convenience, we have posted this entire list of books along with a short description on Amazon.com. Click to see books online.
Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, Steve S. Ryan, PhD
A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems, by Todd J. Cohen MD
Clinical Management of Atrial Fibrillation by Kowey, Mohmand-Borkowski and Burke
Medifocus Guidebook on Atrial Fibrillation
The Magnesium Miracle (Revised and Updated Edition), by Carolyn Dean
Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, by Woloshin, Schwartz and Welch
The Empowered Patient, by Elizabeth S. Cohen
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, by Ben Goldacre
Concise Medical Dictionary(Oxford Quick Reference) by Martin
Surviving American Medicine, by Cary Presant MD
The Magnesium Factor, by Seelig and Rosanoff
The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness, by J. Groopman, MD
The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, by Dr Stephen T Sinatra M.D.
After publishing A-Fib.com for over 12 years, I distilled all I’d learned to the essentials and presented it in an easy-to-read format.
Beat Your A‑Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, by Steve S. Ryan, PhD,is written for the newly diagnosed A-Fib patient, and every A-Fib patient who wants to understand their illness but doesn’t want to wade through medical books and research journals.
A Practical Guide Written for Patients and Their Families
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Beat Your A‑Fibis written for everyone coping with this disease including family, friends and colleagues of someone dealing with this life altering disease. Beat Your A‑Fib is offered in both digital and print formats. You can be reading the digital (eBook) TODAY!
Steve with four book awards for ‘Beat Your A-Fib’
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We have personally picked these sites for you. We value the information they present. These online sites may be helpful when seeking additional information and research on Atrial Fibrillation.
A Word of Caution: Some web sites for A-Fib patients may be biased toward a particular technique or approach, often for financial gain. When searching online always ask yourself, “Who is paying for this website, and what is their agenda?”
In alphabetical order ♥ Last updated: Monday, April 17, 2017
A-FibFacts.Info: Resource of unbiased Atrial Fibrillation facts and statistics backed up with full research citations and sources. Useful for journalists, reporters, bloggers and educators. Sponsored by Steve S. Ryan and A-Fib.com; http://www.A-FibFacts.Info.
The AFIB Report, editor, Shannon Dickson. AFib research and information, main focus is on lone atrial fibrillation (AF with no underlying heart disease). Patient forum: A-Fibbers.org. Founded by Dick Inglis. http://www.afibbers.org/homepage.html
Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA-UK and US): is a non-profit organization which provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation; patient advocacy and information sharing; UK branch and United States branch.
Center Watch: an information source for patients interested in participating in current clinical trial; CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination for both professionals and patients. http://centerwatch.com
NEW! Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers:Find a state-of-the-art stroke care nearest to you at the Internet Stroke Center. Searchable database of U.S. acute-care hospitals certified as Comprehensive Stroke Centers (by the Joint Commission and American Stroke Association.) URL: http://www.strokecenter.org/trials/centers/
MedlinePlus:designed by U.S. NLM/NIH for consumers, containing hundreds of topic pages including videos, health check tools, drug, herb and supplement info, links to Fact Sheets from other NIH Institutes, the CDC, etc., and more; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
NEW! MedlinePlus/Merriam-Webster Online Medical Dictionary: when you’re reading online and don’t have your medical dictionary handy, the best online medical dictionary we’ve found; https://medlineplus.gov/mplusdictionary.html
Polar Heart Rate Monitors: Consumer (DIY) products to help you monitor your heart rate while exercising and/or while in A-Fib; Since 1977, Polar has been at the cutting edge of advanced sports technology. http://www.polar.fi/polar/channels/eng/index.html
PubMed & MEDLINE Database: over 24 million citations for biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books. Free resource of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)/National Institutes of Health (NIH); http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
NEW! University Hospital of Bordeaux, France, Cardiology and Electrophysiology Services: (Cardiologic Hospital of Haut-Lévêque): World leader in treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (referred to as “the Bordeaux Group”). Headed by Prof. Michel Häissaguerre (researcher, professor and inventor of PVI for A-Fib). Electrophysiology and Ablation Unit head: Prof. Pierre Jais; URL: http://tinyurl.com/The-Bordeaux-Group
Up-to-Date: review of over 350 journals for new research findings on A-Fib; very comprehensive and current; Beyond the basics, for patients, requires a subscription either weekly or monthly. URL: http://www.uptodate.com/home
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