Photo of Heatline apple watchNow more than ever, people with respiratory diseases are encouraged to take a whole body approach to their care. This includes maintaining heart health.

Research shows people with severe asthma are at higher risk for an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Approximately 6 million people in the United States live with an AFib. Up to 30% don’t even know they have it until a serious cardiovascular event such as a stroke. AFib is often not associated with any symptoms.

In an effort to change this, Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Apple, is offering eligible U.S. adults, 65 years and older with an iPhone, the opportunity to join the Heartline™ Study. This is a nationwide, virtual heart health research study. Individuals with and without an AFib diagnosis are eligible to join.

As part of this study, participants will get health tips, earn rewards, and help researchers understand how everyday technology like the iPhone and Apple Watch can improve heart health.

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