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Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Community Trial

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004560
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2000
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2016
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To measure survival to hospital discharge of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in community units (e.g., apartment or office buildings, gated communities, sports venues, senior centers, shopping malls) served by trained non-medical responders using automated external defibrillators (AEDs), an approach called Public Access Defibrillation, compared to units receiving the traditional optimum community standard of care (i.e., rescuers trained to recognize a cardiac emergency, call 911, and initiate CPR).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arrhythmia Heart Arrest Heart Diseases Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Fibrillation Death, Sudden, Cardiac Device: defibrillator Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : September 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria

Study Data/Documents: Individual Participant Data Set  This link exits the site
Identifier: PAD
NHLBI provides controlled access to IPD through BioLINCC. Access requires registration, evidence of local IRB approval or certification of exemption from IRB review, and completion of a data use agreement.

Publications: Identifier: NCT00004560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 128
First Posted: February 10, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2016
Last Verified: November 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Ventricular Fibrillation
Heart Arrest
Death, Sudden
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Pathologic Processes
Cardiovascular Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Vascular Diseases
Arrhythmias, Cardiac