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SALT - Success of Active Versus Passive Lead Fixation of Atrial Pacing/Sensing Electrodes (SALT)

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
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Guidant Corporation Identifier:
First received: September 15, 2005
Last updated: March 10, 2015
Last verified: September 2005
Randomised Comparison with regards to complication rate and electrical measurements of atrial leads with different fixation mechnism

Condition Intervention Phase
Bradycardia Device: FineLine II Sterox, FineLine II Sterox, FineLine II Sterox EZ Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Scandinavian Atrial Lead Trial

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Further study details as provided by Guidant Corporation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary objective of this study is to compare repositioning rate due to threshold > 3.0 V @ 0.5 ms or P-wave < 0.8 mV between FineLine II Sterox 4480 and 4470, and between 4456 and 4470.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1. Other complications (Safety). To compare other lead related complication rates such as perforation, lead fracture and failure to implant. 2. Electrical properties

Estimated Enrollment: 385
Study Start Date: January 1997
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006
Detailed Description:
This investigation will study and compare 3 types of electrically identical, commercially available FineLine II Sterox leads with different fixation mechanisms. This trial has been designed to primarily study the difference in repositioning rate between active and passive fixation (straight and J-shaped) leads, if any. It will also monitor and document the behavior of the study leads, with special reference to electrical parameters and handling. Normal measurements are taken at pre-dicharge, 1-month 3-month and 12-month follow-up

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients selected for participation in this investigation should be candidates for permanent pacemaker implantation chosen from the investigator's general patient population without regard for race or sex. Furthermore, these patients should, in the physician's general opinion, benefit from permanent pacemaker implantation with one of the study leads. Patients should be geographically stable and available for routine follow-up visits throughout the duration of the study. Patients must also be able and willing to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who previously went through heart surgery should be excluded from the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00180570

Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset i Göteborg Sweden,
Goteborg, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Guidant Corporation
Principal Investigator: charles kennergren Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset i Göteborg Sweden
  More Information Identifier: NCT00180570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SALT-2
Study First Received: September 15, 2005
Last Updated: March 10, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 21, 2017