Study of the Correlation Between Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Atrial Fibrillation Episodes

May 30, 2019 

  • Summary:  UCSF study of the correlation between tobacco smoke exposure and atrial fibrillation episodes
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Do you or any of your friends or family with atrial fibrillation currently smoke cigarettes? 

If the answer is yes, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) need your help! 

They are working on a study that will evaluate the correlation between tobacco smoke exposure and atrial fibrillation episodes. For eligible individuals, they will provide a Zio patch (an adhesive patch that continuously records your EKG for about two weeks) and a “smart-lighter,” that can tell us exact times a cigarette is smoked. They will reimburse $100 for successful participation. This will help them learn more about the effects of smoking and atrial fibrillation itself. The hope is to identify new ways to combat the disease, even for those that don’t smoke! 

If you currently smoke cigarettes and have atrial fibrillation, please take this short survey to determine your eligibility to participate. If you have a friend or family member that has atrial fibrillation and currently smokes cigarettes, please forward this information to them so they can click on the link. Thank you!

Take the survey! 

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