Investigation of Cognitive Function Before and After Induced Ventricular Fibrillation in Electrophysiological (EP) Study

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2004 by Heidelberg University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: October 11, 2006
Last verified: November 2004
In this study, changes in electroencephalogram (EEG) and the hemodynamic state during ventricular fibrillation or induced ventricular tachycardia are investigated.

Condition Intervention
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia
Device: EEG

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Change of EEG Activity and Cerebral Circulation During Induced Ventricular Fibrillation and Investigation of Cognitive Function Before and After Induced Ventricular Fibrillation in EP Study

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Estimated Enrollment: 30
Detailed Description:
Patients with a high risk of malignant tachyarrhythmia are routinely investigated by programmed electrophysiological study (EPS). To investigate the hemodynamic effects of ventricular arrhythmia to cerebral circulation an EEG and transcranial ultrasound are conducted simultaneously during the EPS. Before and after the EPS a neuropsychological test and an investigation of a specific blood sample (Neuron Specific Enolase, NSE) is done.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • Positive agreement
  • EPS for primary and secondary prophylaxis of a malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmia:

    • primary prophylaxis: Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome, cardiomyopathy, short QT syndrome
    • secondary prophylaxis: Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT) criteria, syncope, documented ventricular tachycardia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe neurological deficit
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00176176

Contact: Christian Wolpert, PD, MD +49-621-383-2206

Fakultät für Klinische Medizin Mannheim Universitätsklinikum Mannheim der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Recruiting
Mannheim, Germany, 68167
Contact: Christian Wolpert, PD, MD    +49-621-383-2206   
Principal Investigator: Constanze M Echternach, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
Study Director: Martin Borggrefe, Prof., MD I. Medizinische Klinik Universitätsklinikum Mannheim
Study Director: M Hennerici, Prof., MD Neurologische Klinik Universitätsklinikum Mannheim
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00176176     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 235/04
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: October 11, 2006
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
cerebral circulation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Ventricular Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on November 25, 2015