FULL BIO 

Steve Ryan, PhD, a former A-Fib patient, is a noted healthcare educator and advocate for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). He is author of the book,
Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, publisher of Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (www.A-Fib.com) and known as The A-Fib Coach for his personal counseling of A-Fib patients seeking relief from the burden of Atrial Fibrillation.

Dr. Ryan had his first A-Fib attack in the January 1997. After numerous failed drug therapies, two unsuccessful right atria ablations, and much frustration, he educated himself about Atrial Fibrillation through an exhaustive search of medical literature and interviews with medical experts.


In April 1998 he was cured by Drs. Pierre Jaïs and Michel Haïssaguerre of the French Bordeaux group (Hôpital Cardiologique du Haut-Lévêque, France) through a relatively new procedure at the time called Focal Catheter Ablation (now called “pulmonary vein Isolation”).


So grateful for his cure, he pledged to help other A-Fib patients find their cure, too. In 2002, he started
Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (A-Fib.com) a source of well-researched, unbiased information on current and emerging treatments, resources and medical research―all written in plain language for the non-medical reader. A-Fib.com is deliberately not affiliated with any medical school, device manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, or medical practice, and does not accept advertising. Every month tens of thousands of A-Fib patients and their families visit A-Fib.com. seeking hope and guidance. Healthcare professionals around the world refer their patients to refer their patients to A-Fib.com.”

Dr. Steve Ryan earned a Ph.D. in Educational Communications from the Ohio State University, and for many years taught film and television courses at the college level. He “jumped the fence” in 1983 to work in broadcast television production at ABC-TV in Hollywood and later for many years at NBC-TV in Burbank. He took an early retirement from NBC in 2001. Steve and his wife, Patti, live in Malibu, California, USA.

For more background information, see Steve S. Ryan, PhD at
LinkedIn, Steve S. Ryan on Facebook, www.BeatYourA-Fib.com and The A-FibCoach.com (Coming soon).

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SHORT BIO  

Steve Ryan, PhD, is a healthcare educator and advocate for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia.


He is author of the book,
Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure, and known as The A-Fib Coach for his personal counseling of A-Fib patients seeking relief from the burden of Atrial Fibrillation.

After struggling to find his own A-Fib cure in 1998, Dr. Ryan started
Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients ( A-Fib.com) in 2002. A-Fib.com is a source of well-researched, unbiased information on current and emerging treatments, resources and medical research―all written in plain language. Every month tens of thousands of A-Fib patients and their families visit A-Fib.com seeking hope and guidance. Healthcare professionals around the world refer their patients to A-Fib.com.

Dr. Steve Ryan earned a Ph.D. in Educational Communications from the Ohio State University, and for many years taught film and television courses at the college level. He “jumped the fence” in 1983 to work in broadcast television production at ABC-TV in Hollywood and later for many years at NBC-TV in Burbank. He took an early retirement from NBC in 2001. Steve and his wife, Patti, live in Malibu, California, USA.


For more see Steve S. Ryan, PhD at  LinkedIn.

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BYLINE  
Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, is a noted healthcare educator and advocate for patients with Atrial Fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). He is publisher of
Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (A-Fib.com) and author of the new book, Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure (www.BeatYourA-Fib.com). Email: Visit our contact page

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PATTI J. RYAN BIO  
When Steve Ryan started planning his website for A-Fib patients (
A-Fib.com), the top priority was presenting uptodate medical and research information but in layman’s terms, not medicalese. That’s where Patti Ryan enters the picture.

With a background in corporate communications, she pledged to fight tooth 'n nail, if needed, to represent the patients’ point-of-view and drum out as much medical jargon as possible. And, yes, there were many heated “discussions.” Patti also contributes her graphics and photography savvy to both
A-Fib.com and Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure.

Patti J. Ryan has earned a B.F.A. in Fine Art, a B.S. in Communications, and university certificates in business management and corporate training. Her professional experience ranges from graphic design and digital photography to corporate video production, and business management. In the past few years she has focused on creative project design and writing for the craft and home décor magazine/book publication markets.


For more background information, see Patti J Ryan at
LinkedIn.

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