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Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Research

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Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Research

This a Phase IV trial.. A episode of Atrial Fibrillation in the last 3 month patient placed on Pradaxa afterwards. this is a data collection trial only will last about 2 years.

What is a clinical research study?
A clinical research study is a study in human participants to help answer specific health-related questions. Some research studies determine whether investigational treatments or new ways of using approved treatments are safe and effective.

What is the medication?
Anticoagulant medicines, also called blood thinners, are recommended for most people with atrial fibrillation who are at average to high risk of stroke.

Who is eligible for this research study?
Age >18 years at enrollment, male or female patient (or legally acceptable representative) willing and able to provide written informed consent. Patient newly diagnosed (<3 months prior to baseline visit) with non-valvular AF. Documentation of AF by 12 lead ECG rhythm strip, pacemaker. ICD electrocardiogram, or Holter ECG (duration of AF episode at least 30 seconds) needed for all enrolled patients. With additonal exclusion critieras. The study doctor is the only person who can determine whether you are eligible to participate in the study or not.

What can I gain from joining a clinical research study?
Participants in clinical research play an integral role in developing potentially better ways to treat various medical conditions. Additionally, throughout your participation in a clinical research study, you will receive study-related medical care and monitoring.

What questions should I ask if I am thinking about a clinical research study?
If you want to take part in a clinical research study, you should inform the study doctor and his/her staff of your interest. If you qualify to participate, the study doctor and his/her staff will provide you with the informed Consent document, which will provide you with more information regarding the study. They will review all the information with you and give you the opportunity to ask question about anything you do not understand. Questions you should ask include; if the study medication is investigational? what treatments are available for your condition? how long does the study last? what benefits or side effects might you experience? what happens if I have side effects?

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Current Trials are Phase II, III and IV