Half-way through her 35-year bout with Atrial Fibrillation, Rosalie Ungar, at 62, has a heart attack while giving a presentation on heart-healthy foods. So starts the battle to take control of her Atrial Fib and newer heart issues. Told from the perspective of the patient, In A Heartbeat traverses the ups and downs of living and thriving with an irregular heart rhythm. Determined to question, challenge and negotiate doctors’ orders, Rosalie navigates changes in technology, pharmacology and physicians’ recommendations with a sharp wit and a tenacity for self-education—empowering herself and her readers along the way.
Rosalie Ungar began her writing career as a television copywriter at various stations throughout the United States. She also has hosted a morning TV talk show and performed in commercials and live telecasts. A year abroad prompted the writing of her first memoir: No Sex in St. Tropez.
IN A HEARTBEAT: The Ups and Downs of Life with Atrial Fib covers more than thirty-five years of atrial fib and other unrelated health problems. None are cured, but they have become manageable through medications, surgical procedures and ongoing visits with electrophysiologist, cardiologists, endocrinologists and pharmacologist. This is not a medical book. It’s Rosalie’s story from the patient’s point of view.
In a Heartbeat is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. The book is also available on BarnesandNoble.com as a paperback and Nook book. Digital versions are available on Kobo and iTunes. There is not an audio book version of the book at this time.