Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

A-Fib Inc

  • Malibu, CA
  • http://a-fib.com

Mission Statement

The A-Fib, Inc. Mission: to be advocates for patients with Atrial Fibrillation and an independent resource of well-researched, unbiased information on current and emerging Atrial Fibrillation treatments, resources and medical research, all written in plain language for patients and their families; provided online and through print publications, speaking engagements and one-to-one consultations.

Main Programs

  1. Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients website, A-Fib.com
  2. Steve Ryan's A-Fib Alerts Newsletter
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Our website is available world-wide free of charge.

ruling year

2014

Principal Officer

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Steve S Ryan Ph.D.

Co Principal Officer

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Patti J Ryan

Keywords

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atrial fibrillation, afib, patient education, a-fib, heart disease, Steve S Ryan PhD, A-Fib.com

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Also Known As

A-Fib, Inc.

EIN

26-0825653

 Number

8473972087

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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A-Fib, Inc. acts a advocate for Atrial Fibrillation patients. Through our publications and websites, we help patients look beyond the common drug therapies that manage Atrial Fibrillation but do not cure it.

Each month thousands visit www.A-Fib.com, seeking hope and guidance. Healthcare professionals around the world refer their patients to A-Fib.com. Started in 2002, Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients, A-Fib.com, has been written and published by Steve S. Ryan, PhD, at his own expense.

In March 2012 Dr. Ryan published his award-winning book: Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure. It's an Amazon.com Top 100 Seller in the "Heart Disease" category. Customers have post dozens of 5-star reviews.

In December 2012, we completed the overhaul of our ten year old A-Fib.com website. This included a new infrastructure and hosting platform with greatly expanded features capabilities. Today's A-Fib.com has a familiar look and same reputable content, but now offers more illustrations, a library of videos, a 'search this site' feature, and a subject index with hyyperlinks.

In October 2013, we completed our six-month update to our free world-wide directory of 1,000+ doctors/facilities who treat A-Fib patients.

In November 2013, we started 'A-Fib Alerts' a free email to deliver A-Fib-related news direct to the readers' desktop.

In April 2014, A-Fib.com was named a "Top Atrial Fibrillaton Blog of 2014" by Healthline.com.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients website, A-Fib.com

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

Since 2002, A-Fib.com has been the layman’s unbiased guide to current A-Fib treatments and cures. Through information, education and the latest research developments in Atrial Fibrillation combined with encouragement and hope, we empower A-Fib patients (and their families) to find their A-Fib cure or best outcome.

Category

Cardiovascular Diseases

Population(s) Served

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

Budget

Program 2

Steve Ryan's A-Fib Alerts Newsletter

Started in November 2013, A-Fib Alerts are free news briefs about emerging and evolving treatments for A-Fib, updates on drug therapies, and summaries of significant scientific research and technical innovations.

Sent once or twice a month in a short, condensed format, Steve Ryan's A-Fib Alerts is the easy way to keep informed about advancements in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. And just like his website, A-Fib.com, it's all is written in plain language for patients and their families.

It’s Risk Free - readers can unsubscribe at any time!

Category

Cardiovascular Diseases

Population(s) Served

Adults

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Our goal is to help patients and their families look beyond the common drug therapies that 'manage' Atrial Fibrillation but do not cure it. We educate and Inspire to empower patient to see their cure!
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Started in 2002, A-Fib, Inc. will continue to publish well-researched, unbiased information on current and emerging Atrial Fibrillation treatements, resources and medical research―all written in plain language for patients and their families. We will help patients through::

    - Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients, A-Fib.com, our non-profit patient education website,
    - A-Fib Alerts, our free email news service
    - "Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure" by Steve S. Ryan, PhD, our print and eBook, available through Amazon.com, BeatYourA-fib.com and other booksellers
    - producing and posting educational videos on our YouTube Channel
    - speaking engagements and personal experiences by Steve S. Ryan, PhD

    Dr. Ryan will continue to deepen his understanding of Atrial Fibrillaton, attend the annual Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium to learn about emerging trends and research and confer with the world's leading cardiologists resarching and treating Atrial Fibrillation.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    A-Fib.com is certified by the Health On the Net Foundation, HON-Code Certification renewed Jun 2014.

    A-Fib.com has been named a "Top Atrial Fibrillation Blog in 2014" by Healthline.com;

    Publishing industry recognition from the International Book Awards, the eLit Awards, the Eric Hoffer Awards and the Book Publishers of S. California.
Service Areas

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International

Our website is available world-wide free of charge.

Social Media

Funding Needs

Website hosting, domain and maintenance costs; Travel expenses to attend the annual Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium; Mailing costs to survey our online Directory of over 1,000+ doctors/medical centers treating A-Fib patients; clerical support to input/update the Directory database.

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Principal Officer

Steve S Ryan Ph.D.

Co Principal Officer

Patti J Ryan

BIO

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 the patient education website Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (A-Fib.com), author of the award-winning book, Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure (BeatYourA-Fib.com) and known as The A-Fib Coach for his one-to-one mentoring of patients seeking their A-Fib cure.

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

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Steve s Ryan PhD

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