The RedHeart Study

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Introducing the RedHeart Study - the largest clinical study to date on solely the female heart using the digital tools to study palpitations and quality of life

The Red Heart Study is a scientific study in collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, 1.6Mlijonerklubben and Coala Life. The aim of the study is to identify, using smart ECG techniques, the type of heart rhythms that causes your symptoms, and to study the extent to which your palpitation causes discomfort in the form of anxiety and anxiety.

The study, led by Karolinska Institutet, means that you will receive a number of questionnaires that chart how much trouble you have with heart palpitations; both how often you have your inconvenience and the extent to which they involve mental discomfort for you and if a person-centered clarification of underlying heart rhythm in heart palpitations can lead to improved quality of life.

Access to a Coala for 2 months

As a participant in the study, you get access to a Coala Heart Monitor, which allows you to register your ECG daily (morning and evening and when symptoms occur) during 2 months using your own smartphone.

Recruiting 1,000 women

The number of participants in the RedHeart Study is limited to 1,000 women with an address in Sweden. When the study is complete, the application closes. Participation is free and no compensation is paid for participation in the study. The usual patient injury compensation applies to this study.

For more info on the study in Swedish, see here.

Background and purpose

Heart palpitations are common, and women experience more frequent and more pronounced symptoms than men. Palpitations are usually a benign symptom, but can nevertheless lead to symptoms such as anxiety, anxiety and panic disorder. The mental symptoms are usually found in an anxiety for underlying severe heart disease or that the heart should stop and cause sudden death.

The study intends to investigate to what extent Coala Heart Monitor can map the rhythm disturbance of sporadic behavioral symptoms of cardiac palpitations in the home environment of women. Furthermore, the study aims to investigate whether a person-centered clarification of underlying heart rhythms can lead to a reduced degree of cardiac palpitations as well as mental symptoms and improved quality of life.

Responsible for the study

  • Med Dr Per Insulander, Chief Physician, Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institute
  • Professor Mats Jensen-Urstad, Chief Physician, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Professor Karin Schenck-Gustafsson, Center for Genital Medicine, Karolinska Institutet
  • Research Nurse Carina Carnlöf, Karolinska University Hospital