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Prevention of Atrial Tachycardia After a Right Atriotomy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00247351
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2006
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
We performed a prophylactic peroperative linear 1-minute cryolesion connecting the tricuspid annulus and right atriotomy to prevent IART on 15 consecutive adult patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Conduction time between electrodes placed on both sides of the cryolesion was measured on the second postoperative day. Coronary angiography and electrophysiology study using an electroanatomic mapping system to assess conduction across the line were performed three month after the operation on 13 patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Atrial Tachycardia Procedure: Cryoablation

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Atrial Tachycardia After a Right Atriotomy
Study Start Date : September 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2005
Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility of creation of a complete line of block
  2. Safety

Eligibility Criteria

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Consecutive patients operated in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital at Skejby were included. Inclusion criteria were: 1. Clinical indication for corrective operation for congenital heart disease with the use of a right lateral atriotomy, 2. Age >18 years, 3. Ability to give an informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Acute operation.

Contacts and Locations

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Skejby Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
Danish Heart Foundation
Principal Investigator: Peter Lukac, MD Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00247351     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20030198
First Posted: November 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2006
Last Verified: September 2003

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes