Meet the Cardi-Yacks

CONNECT-HF Patient Advisers

The CONNECT-HF trial team worked closely with a team of patient advisers, called the Cardi-Yacks, while designing the trial. The Cardi-Yacks are all people living with heart failure, who offered their real-life experiences of living with heart failure to help researchers design a trial that would be both useful for patients and easy to participate in.

The Cardi-Yacks gave feedback on the informed consent process, instructions and handouts for patients, patient resources, and more, all with the needs of real-life patients in mind.

Meet some of our Cardi-Yacks, and see what they had to say about the process, below.