Prevalence of Atrial Delay That Would Preclude Optimization of Atrioventricular (AV) Delay in Patients With Biventricular (BiV) Device
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The purpose of this study is to determine the proportion of patients who are undergoing Biventricular (BiV) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implantation in whom optimization of atrioventricular (AV) delay is not possible due to prolonged inter-atrial/intra-atrial delay. These patients would benefit from left atrial pacing, and if a significant number of patients fall into this group, it may be beneficial to develop a left atrial lead.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Prolonged Inter/Intra-Atrial Delay That Would Preclude Optimization of Atrioventricular (AV) Delay in Patients Undergoing Biventricular (BiV) Device Placement|
- to determine the proportion of patients who are undergoing Biventricular (BiV) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implantation in whom optimization of atrioventricular (AV) delay is not possible due to prolonged inter-atrial/intra-atrial delay. [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This is a prospective observational study. Patients referred for BiV-ICD implantation or upgrade will be implanted as is routinely done, with the following modifications:
- Electrical readings will be taken at various points in the procedure.
- The RA lead will temporarily be placed on the atrial septum for these readings (normally it is actively fixed to the RA appendage wall). The final RA lead position will be actively fixed to the RA appendage wall as is standard practice.
- The CS lead will be placed in the proximal coronary sinus for these readings prior to passing it distally to pace the LV.
- Patients will undergo transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) 30 days post-procedure. This will be coordinated to coincide with their standard 30-day follow-up appointment.
Conduction times between the left atrium and right atrium (inter-atrial conduction time) will be measured at the time of implant, and left atrial contraction time will be measured by TTE at the follow-up appointment. For patients in whom the inter-atrial conduction time plus the left atrial contraction time is greater than the right-atrial to right-ventricular conduction time, it is not possible to optimize the AV delay. The proportion of patients who fall into this group will be the main endpoint of the study. Patients will be followed for this study until their follow-up appointment and TTE at 30 days post-implant. The total sample size of this study will be 50 patients. We expect to consent approximately 75 patients, expecting that 1/3 will not meet all entrance criteria or will withdraw early.
|United States, Texas|
|UT Southwestern Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390|
|Contact: Carol Nguyen 214-590-5015 Carol.Nguyen@UTSouthwestern.edu|
|Principal Investigator: Owen Obel|
|Principal Investigator:||Owen Obel||UT Southwestern Medical Center|