Study Into Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Atrial Fibrillation - For Patients. By Patients - Stop Atrial Fibrillation

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. If you have atrial fibrillation and currently smoke cigarettes, they will reimburse you $100 for successful participation over two weeks.

To learn more and access a short survey that will determine your eligibility, go to: Study of the Correlation Between Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Atrial Fibrillation Episodes

If you have a friend or family member that may qualify, please share this information with them.

2 Responses to Study Into Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Atrial Fibrillation

  • Rene L Boyd says:

    I was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy when i was 12 years old. I’m now 48. Back in 2017 I was diagnosed with afib. I had a double ablation for afib, and pvc’s. Then after surgery the next day, the did a cardioversion. It didn’t work. I’m now end stage chf. My afib sometimes lasts for hours. I am a current smoker,and trying to quit. I also have an implanted icd. My ef is 10%

    • Brenna Lara says:

      Hi Rene,

      Thank you for sharing your story and the details of what you have been through. 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 there, and share your experience with others. You might be able to connect with someone who has gone through something similar.

      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.

      We wish you sinus rhythm and continuous health!

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