Please Take This Survey to Help Researchers Study “As Needed” Use of Blood Thinners Using a Smart Watch - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

Update: This survey is now closed.

We would appreciate your help with a survey to help a researcher at Northwestern University. He is working on developing a study into the use of blood thinners on an “as needed” basis compared to continuous use of blood thinners.

If funded, the study would use a smart watch to help those with afib determine when blood thinners are needed. The survey is quick and easy to take.

To learn more and access the survey, go to:

Help Researchers Develop a Study for “As Needed” Use of Blood Thinners Using a Smart Watch

Please share this with others who have afib and can help with the survey!

4 Responses to Please Take This Survey to Help Researchers Study “As Needed” Use of Blood Thinners Using a Smart Watch


    AFIB patient for 7 yeras.
    AFIB diagnozed 2 years back.
    In 7 years around 50 episodes.
    Episode lasts for 2-4 hours. Stops automatically without any medication.
    Basic triggers: Excessive Physical work, Mental stress, High temperature exposure, Stomach gases, Postures (bending..)
    On beta blockers since last 2 years. Also on Eliquis (5 mg twice a day)

    Around 35 episodes when I was not taking Eliquis.
    Sevearity of episodes reduced due to beta blockers.

  • Jane says:

    I had my first (diagnosed) a-fib episode about a year ago, following a procedure to donate platelets (platelet aphaeresis). I had donated several times over years, and always felt lightlheaded and breathless afterward. I wonder what the relationship could have been. Any similar effects?

    • Brenna Lara says:

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you for sharing your afib story and your question concerning the possible connection between donating platelets and afib. You may be interested in joining our patient discussion forum ( to connect with other patients who collectively have a great amount of knowledge and experience. You may want to post your story and questions there, and you may also learn a lot from others who have already shared their experience.

      You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope.

      Best of luck to you! We wish you sinus rhythm. Let us know if we can help in any other way.

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