Review: Founder a CEO of the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) writes... .q.q. well written, easy to understand, comprehensive and a great resource for patients and caregivers living with atrial fibrillation.qq Trudie C Lobban, MBE, Founder a CEO, Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) Founder a Trustee, Arrhythmia Alliance Review: Publisher of AF-Ideas.com writes... .q.q.Empowers the patient] with basic knowledge that by itself can give him a feeling of control over a heart situation gone chaotic. The patient] will come away with the idea that AF has serious consequences and that measures such as rate control and anti-arrhythmic medications are not a useful solution for most.qq Dick Inglis, Publisher, AF-Ideas.com qBeat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cureq Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) seen by physicians. Many patients suffering from Atrial Fibrillation have three strikes against them: 1. Their qquality of lifeq has deteriorated; they are scared or frightened. 2. Many experience side effects from the common drug therapies or simply do not want to live on medication; a cure for their A-Fib hasn't been discussed. 3. Patient information is often out-of-date, incomplete or biased toward a specific pharmaceutical or treatment; much information about new treatment options is written in the language of scientists and doctors. The author, Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, a former A-Fib patient, addresses all these issues. His book is written for the newly diagnosed patient and any A-Fib patient who doesn't want to wade through medical texts and research journals to understand their disease. qBeat Your A-Fibq helps patients and their families look beyond the commonly prescribed drug therapies that only manage the disease, but do not cure it. qBeat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cureq offers: Unbiased, up-to-date information and best practices Medical terms and concepts translated into everyday language Non-drug treatment options including Cardioversion, RF catheter ablation, Pulmonary Vein Isolation, CryoBalloon, Cox-Maze and Mini-Maze surgeries, and AV Node Ablation with Pacemaker Research-based content with a bibliography of over 150 medical references 'Lessons learned' from A-Fib patients now enjoying lives free of the burden of A-Fib Recommended Resources and Website Links Patient tools to become their own best healthcare advocate This unique book helps patients research their best treatment options, steps through how to find the right doctor for their type of A-Fib and treatment goals, gives patients hope and empowers them to develop a plan for finding their A-Fib cure or best outcome. Dr. Walter Kerwin, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California, wrote the Foreword for the book. Dr. Steven C. Hao, MD, of California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, penned the Introduction. Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, is a noted healthcare educator and advocate for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, and former A-Fib patient. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Communications from the Ohio State University.qI would have to swallow an Ultrasound (Doppler) tube which would be used to check for blood clots in my heart. If any were found, they couldna#39;t do the procedure. I gargled an My lead doctor, Dr. Michele HaAmssaguerre anesthetic, then I had toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure|
|Author||:||Steve S. Ryan, Patti J. Ryan|
|Publisher||:||Beat Your A-Fib - 2012-03|