Doctors & patients are saying about ''...

" is a great web site for patients, that is unequaled by anything else out there."

Dr. Douglas L. Packer, MD, FHRS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

"Jill and I put you and your work in our prayers every night. What you do to help people through this [A-Fib] process is really incredible."

Jill and Steve Douglas, East Troy, WI 

“I really appreciate all the information on your website as it allows me to be a better informed patient and to know what questions to ask my EP. 

Faye Spencer, Boise, ID, April 2017

“I think your site has helped a lot of patients.”

Dr. Hugh G. Calkins, MD  Johns Hopkins,
Baltimore, MD

Doctors & patients are saying about 'Beat Your A-Fib'...

"If I had [your book] 10 years ago, it would have saved me 8 years of hell.”

Roy Salmon, Patient, A-Fib Free,
Adelaide, Australia

"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

"...masterful. You managed to combine an encyclopedic compilation of information with the simplicity of presentation that enhances the delivery of the information to the reader. This is not an easy thing to do, but you have been very, very successful at it."

Ira David Levin, heart patient, 
Rome, Italy

"Within the pages of Beat Your A-Fib, Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, provides a comprehensive guide for persons seeking to find a cure for their Atrial Fibrillation."

Walter Kerwin, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Contribute Your A-Fib Story, Share Your Lessons Learned

My A-Fib Story at A-Fib.comWriting about your A-Fib journey is helpful to other A-Fib patients (and often cathartic for you). It’s encouraging to read how someone else has dealt with their A-Fib, and to know you’re not alone.

Note: While many of our writers are now A-Fib free, some are not, but have found the best outcome for their situation.


A few of the over 80 readers who have shared their A-Fib story at

A few readers who’ve shared their A-Fib story.

There’s no set format. Just share your journey (the ups and the downs)―anything you think will help other A-Fib patients (such as, what advice would you give other patients with similar symptoms to your own?).

The length is up to you. Some write a short page or two. Others include their day by day log. Most writers invite responses by including an email address.

I suggest you browse the personal experience stories on our website. Look for a story format that suits you and use it as a guide.


As you write your story, keep in mind, “what can I share that will help other A-Fib patients? That will encourage? or inform? or offer hope?”

Ask yourself “What can I share that will encourage? or inform? or offer hope?”

Usually writers include where they live, how and at what age they discovered their A-Fib along with critical milestone dates, treatments (successful and unsuccessful), facilities/doctors names, and current status of their A-Fib (not all writers are A-Fib-free, but are seeking their best outcome).

As a closing, share a few of your ‘lessons learned’ along the way, i.e. your advice to others with A-Fib, or what you wish you knew sooner.

In addition, include a good quality photo of yourself (head and shoulders). It helps the reader relate to you and your story. (We can crop and re-size it, if needed.)


Just type up your story (in MS Word, or similar). Then:

  Send your story as an email attachment (or paste the copy into the body of the email).
  Include your first and last name, your city and state (or city and country).
  Attach a good quality photo of yourself.
  Send your email to me at ssryan(at) or use our Contact form.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, let us know. We can handle that.


I will review your story for clarity (and email you with any questions). Then I’ll format it for our website (add subheadings if needed.) My wife, Patti, will prepare your photo (crop, color correct, etc.).

Then we send it all back to you for your approval. We will post your story shortly after we get an okay from you.


Did I miss anything? I bet you have questions. Just email me at ssryan(a) or use our Contact form.. I look forward to reading your story.

Steve Ryan

Publisher of and former A-Fib patient
Author of Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure

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