Lone Atrial Fibrillation Towards a Cure

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Towards a Cure


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Lone Atrial Fibrillation Towards a Cure by Hans R. Larsen

Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been called the arrhythmia of the millennium. Millions of people suffer from lone atrial fibrillation (AF without underlying heart disease), and many don't even know they have it. There is no universally effective pharmacological treatment for lone atrial fibrillation (LAF) and relevant surgical procedures are expensive and not always successful.
I experienced my first LAF episode in 1989 and fairly early on in my afib "career" I realized that if anyone was going to help me it would have to be myself. So I embarked on an intensive study to find out everything I could about LAF and to come up with effective ways of dealing with it. I perused several weighty tomes on cardiac arrhythmias, located and read over 600 peer-reviewed medical articles dealing with the subject and gained much valuable insight from the more than 15,000 postings on my web site bulletin board and the responses from hundreds of afibbers who participated in four major LAF surveys. The results of my research are presented in Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Towards a Cure.
The book is a useful manual for novice and veteran afibber alike; it debunks the mystery, myths and confusion surrounding LAF by providing the facts about the disorder liberally interspersed with personal "journeys" of fellow afibbers. Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Towards a Cure clearly describes the mechanism and known and potential causes of LAF; it discusses and assesses the various medical treatment options, both drug-based and surgical, and also covers alternative ways of dealing with LAF. It delves into the vital importance of diet in controlling episode severity and provides a detailed 10-step plan for managing LAF. It is my sincere hope that the book will help instill a feeling of hope and solidarity in the reader. You are no longer alone in the battle with "the beast"....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460280423
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 02/15/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Hans Larsen is a Professional Engineer and holds a masters degree in chemical engineering. He developed a lifelong interest in biochemistry and nutrition through his early studies with Professor Henrik Dam, the Nobel Prize-winning discoverer of vitamin K.

Hans had his first afib episode in 1989 and since then has devoted a great deal of time and effort to finding a cure for lone atrial fibrillation. He started International Health News twenty-five years ago and in 2001 launched The AFIB Report and the afibbers.org website and Bulletin Board in order to create a focal point for research into LAF and a way of disseminating information about this debilitating disorder to all who need it....

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Lone Atrial Fibrillation Towards a Cure 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had afib since July '04. I found this book within a month of my first episode. It was a huge blessing. I was referred to a highly regarded cardio. I'd read this book and I expected us to be on the same page. My episodes tend to have a vagal trigger. I'd learned from the book that digoxin was not indicated for those with vagal triggers ("Whatever you decide, do not – ABSOLUTELY NOT – accept a prescription for digoxin (Lanoxin, digitalis). This drug has been proven to worsen LAF and may make it permanent. Actually, if your doctor prescribes it look for another physician – your present one is obviously not up-to- date!"). The doc told me digioxin was his favorite afib med. I would not take it and we'd have hour long "discussions." For whatever reason, the doc referred me to his electrophysiologist partner. When I described my presentation, he said, "you are obviously vagal and there are certain meds (digoxin) we won't prescribe for you." I thanked him. This is a great book for anybody with afib. Ablation techniques have advanced since the book was written, but much of the info is still very valuable. I highly recommend this for any afibber to get a better understanding of their illness and situation.