We've made participating easier by allowing you to complete all information and follow-up on our secure website — from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Data collection is easy and doesn't require you to come in to the study center. You can track visits, information, and activities you have to do, and what you've already completed. We'll even remind you when you're due for your next visit, which you can do at home relaxing or out and about running errands.
Some participants will wear special sensors to monitor heart health. The sensors will link up to your smartphone to gather data on blood pressure, heart rate, ECG (an electronic representation of your heart's electrical activity), sleep, arrhythmias, activity, and more — on the go or from the comfort of your own home.
If you have a smartphone, you can download free apps to take surveys, get real-life measurements, track behaviors, send us medical information, receive reminders, invite people to the study, and more. So, whether you're standing in line at the grocery store or on a quick coffee break, you'll be able to update your information and participate.
For the first time in a major heart study, you'll be able to invite people to the study through social media (such as Facebook or Twitter). We've made it easy to ask friends and family to join the effort and, if you want, eventually you will be able to post information about the study and let people know how you're helping to cure heart disease. Plus, we may just learn how interactions with social media affect heart disease.