Comparison on the Efficacy of a Monophasic (AED)

This study has been terminated.
(Terminated: No longer recruiting.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samuel C. Dudley, Jr., Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00472498
First received: April 16, 2007
Last updated: September 26, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

The central purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of patients who suffered a cardiac arrest while hospitalized at the VA and were resuscitated after biphasic defibrillators were implemented in 2001 to clinical outcomes of patients who suffered cardiac arrest before 2001.


Condition
Cardiac Arrest

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparison on the Efficacy of a Monophasic, Manually Operated Defibrillator to That of a Biphasic Automatic External Defibrillator in the Hospital Setting.

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Further study details as provided by Emory University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • s who suffered a cardiac arrest while hospitalized at the VA and were resuscitated [ Time Frame: Information on patients who suffered cardiac arrest before 2001 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • This study is observational. [ Time Frame: Comparison before and after 2001 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 95
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1

Case:

Patients resuscitated after 2001

2

Control:

Patients who suffer cardiac arrests after 2001.


Detailed Description:

The central purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes of patients who suffered a cardiac arrest while hospitalized at the VA and were resuscitated after biphasic defibrillators were implemented in 2001 to clinical outcomes of patients who suffered cardiac arrest before 2001.

This study will retrospectively collect and analyze clinical data related to the Atlanta VA Medical Center, a member of the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, to assess clinical parameters in cardiac arrest survivors.

This study focuses on collecting data retrospectively in regard to cardiac arrest patients to discern what factors are playing a role in patient survival after cardiac arrest. Such data will help hospitals and physicians to improve quality of care in patients at risk for cardiac arrest as well as to implement strategies to reduce such events or improve management of these high-risk patients in order to save lives.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients who are hospitalized at the Atlanta VAMC hospital.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical outcomes of patients who suffered a cardiac arrest while hospitalized and were resuscitated after biphasic defibrillators were implemented in 2001 to clinical outcomes of patients who suffered cardiac arrest before 2001.

Exclusion Criteria:

Biphasic defibrillators were implemented Cardiac arrest before 2001

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00472498

Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Samuel C Dudley, MD, PhD Veterans Administration Medical Center
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Samuel C. Dudley, Jr., Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00472498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 206-2000
Study First Received: April 16, 2007
Last Updated: September 26, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Emory University:
Cardiac Arrest
Biphasic Defibrillator

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 02, 2014