Living with atrial fibrillation in Hamilton? We want to hear from you

Join Dr. Rick Tytus in Pioneering AFib Research

Take part in the Hamilton-based OCEANIC-AF study. Led by Dr. Rick Tytus, we're exploring asundexian's role in stroke prevention. Your health, our focus.

Research Ethics Board approved. No pressure, just information.

What participation involves

Why participate in OCEANIC-AF?

Meet the expert

Dr. Rick Tytus, founder of Hamilton Medical Research Group, is Pioneering aFib Research

Trust in experience: Dr. Rick Tytus, a renowned and award-winning physician

Dr. Richard Tytus practised as a GP anesthetist for five years before shifting his focus to family medicine in Hamilton. Dr. Tytus practices in Caledonia, Ontario on a part-time basis as well. An associate clinical professor at McMaster University, he also serves as a director on the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Board. Dr. Tytus has been recognized as the Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Practicing in Hamilton, he brings decades of experience to our study, ensuring you’re in qualified hands.

How it works

Navigating atrial fibrillation in Hamilton? Be part of groundbreaking research

Complete an initial questionnaire to determine whether you meet the basic criteria for participation. This involves questions related to your atrial fibrillation condition and general health status.

Attend 1 or 2 visits to our Hamilton clinic where Dr. Rick Tytus and the team will conduct an ECG, physical examination, and possibly blood tests for genetic testing to confirm your eligibility.

Once approved, you’ll be enrolled in the study. You will be provided with study tablets and instructions. A computer program will randomly assign you either the investigational drug or the comparator, in a double-blind manner.

Scheduled visits will occur approximately every 3 months, some of which may be via telephone. You’ll be asked to report any new symptoms, medication changes, or side effects. Blood tests and questionnaires may also be conducted.

Who can participate?

Patients with atrial fibrillation and at risk for stroke are invited to learn more.​

Dr. Richard Tytus is the Founder and Principal Investigator at the Hamilton Medical Research Group (HMRG)
Hamilton Medical Research Group
700 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario  L8M 1K7

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