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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


Inherited A-Fib: Warn all Your Immediate Family Members

We now know that Atrial Fibrillation runs in families. Research has found that if any blood relative has A-Fib, other family members have a 40% increased risk of also developing A-Fib. And the younger that family member was when they got A-Fib, the more likely other blood relatives will develop A-Fib.

If you have A-Fib, you must warn all your immediate family members that they have a good chance of getting it also.

Even though we don’t know yet how to definitively prevent A-Fib, there are some precautions your family members can take:

• Avoid binge alcohol drinking and heavy partying.

• Avoid antihistamines and anything that can stimulate or trigger A-Fib. (see A-Fib Triggers) (This doesn’t necessarily include coffee. Some research indicates coffee may prevent A-Fib.)

• Be more attentive to overall health. Obesity, for example, is often a contributing factor to A-Fib. Sleep apnea is known to lead to A-Fib.

• Check for deficiencies in essential minerals (electrolytes) like magnesium or potassium. Are calcium levels too high (which may be a trigger for A-Fib)?

• Avoid or learn to cope with stress (not always possible).

There is a tendency in all of us to not tell others if we are ill, perhaps because we perceive it as a weakness in ourselves. But no one should be ashamed of having A-Fib. Most likely it isn’t anything we brought on ourselves. It’s genetic! It’s nobody’s fault!

We are not being fair to our family members by not telling them about our A-Fib. Don’t just mention it in passing. This applies particularly to your brothers and sisters. Sit down with them and tell them what A-Fib is like, and that they are at risk.

Any immediate blood relative must be warned. If you love your family, you owe it to them.

FREE REPORT: Answers to the “Top 10 Questions Families Ask about Atrial Fibrillation”

FREE REPORT: Top 10 Questions (and answers) Families Ask About A-Fib 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.

This free report covers the most asked questions from family members. Read how to answer your family’s questions. Download ‘Top 10 Questions Families Ask about Atrial Fibrillation’.

 

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