Study Overview

DID YOU KNOW?... Palpitations (a feeling of skipped, missed, irregular or exaggerated heartbeats) occur in up to 40-54% of women as they enter menopause. However, it is unknown if palpitations experienced by peri- and post-menopausal women are caused by arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) as detected on an electrocardiogram (ECG).
That is why researchers at Indiana University School of Nursing and Purdue University College of Pharmacy are conducting a study to find out whether palpitations experienced by peri- and post-menopausal women may be caused by arrhythmias.
Your participation will help researchers to better understand women’s palpitations experiences as they transition through menopause.

Study Description

Who is Eligible
  • Females
  • Ages 40-62
  • Do OR do not feel heart palpitations (a feeling of a heart racing, pounding, or beating in an unusual way).
  • Must not be pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Must be willing to wear a small monitor on chest for 28 days
What is Involved
  • Attend three 30-minute study visits at IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Wear a small monitor on your chest the monitor for 14 days
  • At 14 days, you will come back to campus to have it removed and another put one.
  • At 28 days, you will come back to campus and we will take off the  monitor.
  • Take part in a 30-minute interview at one of these visits or at a mutually convenient time in person or virtually. 
  • Participants will receive up to $200  for completing all of the study requirements.
**You may also reach out to the study team directly by contacting Heather Jaynes at hwroblew@iu.edu or 317-847-2094

Additional Information

Study TItle:  Menopause Racing Heart Study

  • IRB Number: 12409
  • Research Study Identifier: TX11406
  • Principal Investigator: James Tisdale

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