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Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Community Trial

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2000
Last updated: April 13, 2016
Last verified: November 2005
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 Intervention Phase
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Infarction
Ventricular Fibrillation
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Device: defibrillator
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

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)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Publications: Identifier: NCT00004560     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 128 
Study First Received: February 9, 2000
Last Updated: April 13, 2016
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

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
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