Steve S. Ryan, publisher of, Receives 4th Book Award for 'Beat Your A-Fib'

American Book Fest announced May 21st that "Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure" by Steve S. Ryan, PhD, is a Winner of an International Book Award in the Health: Aging/50+ Category.
By: A-Fib, Inc.
MALIBU, Calif. - May 29, 2014 - PRLog -- It's been an incredible few weeks for Steve S. Ryan, PhD, author of Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure and publisher of Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients,, a popular patient education website.

The International Book Awards win makes the fourth book award in as many weeks. Other recent awards include Gold from the eLit Book Awards, The First Horizon Award for debut authors, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award in EBooks-Nonfiction. In 2013, the book won an Irwin Award from the Book Publicists of Southern California.

The Good News Continues to Roll In
This week his website, Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patient, (, was named a Top Atrial Fibrillation Blog for 2014 by, a top ten health information destination site. Top 100 Seller
Since its debut in March 2012, Beat Your A-Fib has been an Top 100 Seller in two categories: Disorders & Diseases Reference and Heart Disease.

Well Received by Patients and Doctors Alike
Beat Your A-Fib has a wide base of support. Readers have posted dozens of 5-star reviews on The book's website,, lists numerous endorsements from cardiologists and healthcare professionals plus positive reviews from the book industry.

Dr. Wilber Su of the Cavanaugh Heart Center in Phoenix, AZ wrote, "Dear Steve, I saw a patient this morning with your book [in hand] and highlights throughout. She loves it and finds it very useful to help her in dealing with atrial fibrillation."

Dr. Ryan added, "Many cardiologists display Beat Your A-Fib in their patient waiting rooms. We provide a custom book stand and a discount card, so patients can browse the book then order direct at a 25% discount,"

"The praise and recognition is flattering; But more satisfying is that the publicity for the book and the website helps us with our ultimate mission—to get the message out to A-Fib patients that they don't have to live a life on meds. That A-Fib can be Cured! As I say in the book, I found my cure. You can too!"

Roy Salmon from Adelaide, Australia, now A-Fib Free, wrote about Beat Your A-Fib: ”If I had it 10 years ago, it would have saved me 8 years of hell.”

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) seen by physicians. (An A-Fib Fact sheet is available at

About the Author
Dr. Steve Ryan, PhD, is a former A-Fib patient, a noted healthcare educator and advocate for patients suffering from the heart condition Atrial Fibrillation. In 2002, Dr. Ryan started Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients ( as a source of independent, well-researched information on current and emerging treatments, resources and medical research, written in plain language for patients and their families. Every month thousands visit seeking hope and guidance. Healthcare professionals and groups around the world refer their patients to  He is also known as The A-Fib Coach for his one-to-one counseling of A-Fib patients seeking their cure.

Dr. Ryan earned his Ph.D. in Educational Communications from The Ohio State University and for many years taught film and television courses at the college level. He and his wife, Patti, live in Malibu, California. For a more detailed background, see Steve S. Ryan, PhD on LinkedIn at

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