September 1, 2015

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Research for US patients who have suffered a stroke or stroke-like event (includes afib), or their caregivers

UPDATE 6-30-15:  Thank you so much for your help. We’ve been asked to turn off this request as they have been swamped and have what they need.

Have you, or a loved one, had a stroke or a stroke-like event (afib, chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, or fainting)? If so, you’re needed for some research.

Find a Cure Panel (FACP) specializes in patient research for rare and serious diseases and conditions such as strokes. FACP is conducting some research for people who have suffered a stroke or stroke-like event, or their caregivers.

It’s very easy to participate. It’s one confidential and anonymous call with one moderator talking about your experiences. FACP gives you an 800-number to call in and schedule the call at your convenience.

To qualify:

  • You must live in the US
  • You or your loved one must have suffered a stroke or stroke-like event
  • A stroke-like event is defined as afib, chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, or fainting
  • You or your loved one who suffered the stroke must be over the age of 50
  • You must NOT have any of the following implanted cardiac monitors: the Confirm, Reveal XT, and Reveal LINQ
  • Qualifying caregivers must be very knowledgeable about their loved one’s condition and treatment
  • Must NOT be using Veteran’s insurance

If you qualify and do the call, FACP will make a donation of $100 to

If you are interested in participating, please email us at and reference stroke/stop afib

Transcript of our May 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Chat with Cleveland Clinic Afib Experts Is Now Available partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to give you an opportunity to ask your atrial fibrillation questions of their experts, Dr. Oussama Wazni and Dr. Sergio Pinski, along with founder Mellanie True Hills.

The transcript of this chat is now available and features a wealth of information organized by topic area.

To access the transcript, see: Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on May 29, 2015

Do you need help or emotional support in living with or stopping your atrial fibrillation?

If so, check out these valuable resources:

  • The new Goals Tracker at, where you will find downloadable PDFs to help you remember your medications, make better food choices, improve your physical activity, communicate more effectively with your healthcare provider, and track your progress. is a collaboration between the American Heart Association and
  • The My AFib Experience community – introduce yourself or start a discussion by asking questions
  • For advanced and detailed afib discussions, check out the  StopAfib Discussion Forums. In addition to our general afib forum, we also have set up a few local support forums and specialized sub-forums, including those related to sleep apnea, surgery, exercise, and a number of other specialized topics. If you would like to start and/or moderate a local support forum in the StopAfib Discussion Forums, please send us a message via our Contact Form.

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