Research QuestionEvery person experiences atrial fibrillation differently; some patients have intolerable symptoms that dramatically impacts their quality of life, while others have no symptoms at all! The medical community has very limited understanding of why patients experience atrial fibrillation so differently. Our aim is to gather A LOT of data from patients in the real world using a wearable heart monitor and a smartphone. We will then use machine learning and complex statistical modeling techniques on this data to help understand the factors that link atrial fibrillation and quality of life.
How Can You Help?
In order to further our understanding of the relationship between atrial fibrillation and quality of life, we need some volunteers. That’s were you come in. By participating in our study, you will help us collect the data we need to understand how atrial fibrillation affects your life.
If you volunteer for our study you will wear a monitor for 21 days which tracks the electrical activity of your heart and monitors your activity level. We will also ask you to record your symptoms, mood, and sleep schedule over this time period using a mobile application, MiAfib, installed on your smartphone.
We will need to meet you in-person twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of the study. At your first visit, we will show you the monitor and the MiAfib app and explain how to use them. We will also have you fill out some surveys at both visits.
If you are interesting in participating, or simply want more information, e-mail us at [email protected] You can also find our contact information here.