Steve S. Ryan,, Adds New Summary Reports from 2014 Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

Patient education site,, has posted new summaries of key Atrial Fibrillation research from the 2014 Boston AFib Symposium. The latest reports feature Dr. Hugh Calkins, Johns Hopkins and Dr. Moussa Mansour, Massachusetts General Hospital.
MALIBU, Calif. - Sept. 12, 2014 - PRLog -- Patients with Atrial Fibrillation are hungry for well-researched, unbiased information on current and emerging Atrial Fibrillation treatments and medical research written in plain language.

That's the mission of Steve S. Ryan, PhD, publisher of Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients,, a non-profit patient education website.

He has posted two new summary reports from the 2014 Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium:

♦  Catheter Ablation as Recommended First Choice by Dr. Hugh Calkins of Johns Hopkins
♦  The New Era of Catheter Ablation Technology: Force Sensing Catheters by Dr. Moussa Mansour, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Ryan's reports are well received by the medical community as well. According to Dr. Jeremy Ruskin of Mass. General Hospital and a Director of the Boston AF Symposium:

"Steve Ryan's summaries of the Boston A-Fib Symposium are terrific. Steve has the ability to synthesize and communicate accurately in clear and simple terms the essence of complex subjects. This is an exceptional skill and a great service to patients with atrial fibrillation."

As a journalist, educator and publisher, Dr. Ryan has been a fixture at the annual Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium (BAFS). He studies the key presentations and summarizes the findings from a patient's point-of-view. Then, just as important, he identifies and explains in plain language the significance of the findings to his A-Fib patients/readers at

The new reports make a total of 15 reports so far. Presenters include:
♦  Dr. David Keane, St. Vincents's of Dublin, Ireland
♦  Dr. Eric Prystowsky, Care Group, Indianapolis, IN
♦  Dr. Vivek Reddy, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
♦  Dr. David Wilber, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
♦  Dr. Phillip Cuculich, Wash. University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
♦  Dr. Pierre Jais of IHU LIRYC in Bordeaux, France
♦  Dr. Michel Haissaguerre of the IHU LIRYC Institute in Bordeaux, France
♦  Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California, San Diego
♦  Dr. Hans Kottkamp of the Heart Center Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland
♦  Dr. Nassir Marrouche of CARMA, University of Utah Health Sciences
♦  Dr. Jose Jalife, Center for Arrhythmia Research, U. of Michigan

All reports are available at:

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) seen by physicians. It is one of the most under treated heart rhythm disorders in America and accounts for about one-third of hospital admissions. (A-Fib Facts Sheet available at

About the Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium
Since 1995, the annual three-day Boston AF Symposium has been a major scientific forum that brings together the world’s leading medical scientists to share the most recent advances in the field of atrial fibrillation and the most up-to-date basic, translational and clinical science in the field.

About and the Publisher
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 ( 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. In 2014, was named a "Top Atrial Fibrillation Blog" by

Steve S. 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 is also author of the patient guidebook, Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure. For a more detailed background, see Steve S. Ryan, PhD on LinkedIn.

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