Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been called the arrhythmia of the millennium. Millions of Americans suffer from paroxysmal or 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. Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Towards a Cure is the result of my years of research into this debilitating disorder that has dogged me for 13 years.
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.
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Like the majority of my fellow afibbers I have received relatively little effective help from the medical community in dealing with my LAF. A couple of years ago I decided 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, 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. 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".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 has a keen interest in alternative and complementary medicine, especially the biochemistry and functions of natural antioxidants. He is the editor and publisher of International Health News and The Afib Report.
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