GUARD-AF (A-fib) - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
Atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (or Afib) are types of irregular heartbeats that are common in older age. People with Afib can have a higher risk of stroke. We are doing this study is to see if using a device to find undetected Afib lowers the risk of stroke.
Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter
Who Can Participate in the Study?
-Are on Medicare A & B
-Have no history of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter
-Don't have a pacemaker or other heart device
-Are not on blood thinners (other than aspirin)
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will:
-Be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to Group 1 or Group 2:
--Group1 will wear a patch heart monitor for 2 weeks
--Group 2 will not wear a monitor and will continue with their regular care
- Allow the study team to review your Medicare claims for up to 5 years to find out if you had a significant health event such as stroke or major bleeding or if you were prescribed a blood thinner.