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June 12, 2018

New collaboration to develop and test decisions for AFib patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann

Mayo Clinic cardiologist, Peter Noseworthy, M.D., discussing the structure and function of the heart.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and American Heart Association (AHA) announced today that it is establishing  AHA-PCORI Decision-making and Choices to Inform Dialogue and Empower AFib patients (DECIDE) Center.

The DECIDE Center will be a collaboration between the University of Utah (where it will be based) and Mayo Clinic.

The team has three projects:

  • Identify and optimize two decision aids for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. One tool will be for patients to review alone before meeting with their health care provider, and a second tool will guide the in-person discussion between patients and providers. Mayo Clinic's Victor Montori, M.D. (@vmontori), and Juan Brito Campana, M.B.B.S. (@doctorjuanpa), are co-leading this initiative.
  • Conduct a randomized clinical trial comparing these two tools in 1,200 patients with atrial fibrillation. The researchers will assess the quality of shared decision making, uptake of treatment and adherence to treatment.  Mayo is one of the sites that will participate in this clinical trial.
  • Include an educational component. Mayo Clinic will open a position of research fellow to develop expertise in shared decision making in cardiovascular conditions. Peter Noseworthy, M.D. (@noseworthypeter), will be the program director.


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Tags: Awards, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, education, PCORI, Peter Noseworthy

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