watchLAB is conducting a market research study by phone with Atrial Fibrillation patients throughout the US who have had both chemical (IV) and electrical cardioversions, preferably in the past 2 years. See below for the definitions they have supplied to help you determine if you are qualified to participate.
If you qualify, you will be invited to participate in a 45-minute phone interview to share your experiences. In exchange for your time and opinions, you will receive a cash honorarium of $75.
Your input will help a company with a new treatment to better serve afib patients like you.
For more information please call Tiffany Hays at (615) 403-0557, or e-mail her at Tiffany.Hays@watchlab.com
Note: We are not compensated for posting this study.
- Cardioversion is a procedure that converts atrial fibrillation to a normal heart rhythm (normal sinus rhythm). Not all AF patients are immediately cardioverted. Some live in AF for periods of time before undergoing the procedure and some live permanently in AF.
- Electrical Cardioversion (may be referred to as Direct Current, or DC, cardioversion) requires sedation (put to sleep), after which an electrical shock is administered to shock your heart out of atrial fibrillation and into normal sinus rhythm.
- IV Drug Cardioversion (referred to as IV cardioversion) is where an intravenous drug is administered WITH THE INTENTION OF RESTORING YOUR HEART TO NORMAL SINUS RHYTHM. Cardioversion usually occurs within an hour, although monitoring may continue for a few more hours. Sedation is NOT required for this type of cardioversion.