When I stumbled upon this study through an online search I was completing for a completely unrelated topic, I asked myself … why wouldn’t you want to take part in a study that could significantly reduce or possibly end one of the world’s most prevalent causes of death?
The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in conjunction with the American Heart Association would appreciate your participation in the Health eHeart Study in an effort to end Heart Disease. The study is open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of current health status and it is very easy to enroll.
The Health eHeart Study hopes to gather a vast amount of data that will be used to identify preventative strategies and treatments specific to heart disease including but not limited to:
- Developing new ways to predict heart disease based on measurements, behavior patterns, genetics and family/medical history with improved accuracy.
- Understanding the cause of heart disease (including heart failure, heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation and diabetes) and identifying preventative measures.
- Creating personalized tools for patients to forecast when they may develop heart disease, if they already have heart disease or when their disease may get worse.
Those who enroll in the study may be asked to do the following:
- Answer survey questions via your computer or smartphone .. time investment is only 30-60 minutes every 6 months and this does not all have to be completed at once.
- Collect data from the comfort of your own home relating to various measurements such as pulse, weight, blood pressure, sleep patterns, activity level, behavior, etc. You may even receive a “spit kit” via the mail to collect your DNA.
- You may be asked to share information about how you use social media accounts.
- Report any health events that occur that require a hospital visit for treatment.
- Complete on site heart health tests for those that live near San Francisco.
- Optional submission of relevant medical records
For additional information about the study please visit the Health eHeart website here or view the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) here.
Don’t Delay …
Do Your Part To Help End Heart Disease