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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

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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 Click to see books online.

  1. Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, Steve S. Ryan, PhD
  2. A Patient’s Guide to Heart Rhythm Problems, by Todd J. Cohen MD
  3. Medifocus Guidebook on Atrial Fibrillation
  4. The Magnesium Miracle (Revised and Updated Edition), by Carolyn Dean
  5. Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, by Woloshin, Schwartz and Welch  
  6. The Empowered Patient, by Elizabeth S. Cohen
  7. Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, by Ben Goldacre
  8. Concise Medical Dictionary (Oxford Quick Reference) by Martin
  9. Surviving American Medicine, by Cary Presant MD
  10. The Magnesium Factor, by Seelig and Rosanoff
  11. The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness, by J. Groopman, MD 
  12. The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, by Dr Stephen T Sinatra M.D.

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