St. Louis, Missouri Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Trials
Atrial Fibrillation, Afib is an irregular heartbeat or cardiac arrythrmia. Many times it is diagnosed by taking a simple pulse and listening to the irregular heart beat in the patient. Afib is caused by disjointed and disorganized electrial impulses in the heart which cause the atria (higher chambers) to beat out of rhythm. Atrial Fibrillation can last for a few moments to a few weeks and eventually to a chronic condition where anticoagulation therapy may be needed to reduce the risk of stroke. CARE Clinical Research is currently conducting a long term study of Atrial Fibrillation for the prevention of stroke. If you are diagnosed with Afib visit the participate page and submit your information and a study coordinator will contact you with more information.