Left Ventricular Aneurysms in Children

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : December 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 7, 2007
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Brief Summary:
Collect data to support “standard of care possibility” of extracardiac repair with closure of intracavitary communication and plication of the aneurysm as probably safest surgical repair for left ventricular aneurysms.

Condition or disease
Congenital Disorders

Detailed Description:

Ventricular aneurysms in the pediatric population are rare and no standardized method of treatment exists.

We plan on reviewing five patient charts between the dates of 6.30.02 and 6.30.04 as to causes of aneurysms. The patient charts selected will be in the following “aneurysm categories”:

Mostly occur after:

Ross/Ross-Konno procedures modified Rastelli-type interventricular tunnels repeated resections of subaortic stenosis and possibly after: myocardial ischemia trauma drainage of abscess in infective endocarditis progressive herniation of endocardium mostly located: in LV outflow tract

We plan on collecting echocardiograms and / or cardiac catheterizations data in order to confirm the diagnosis of an aneurysm. We will also collect the following information:

  • Procedures including the dates performed
  • Medications
  • Physical Exam Findings
  • Weight
  • Gestational Age
  • Outcome

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 5 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Left Ventricular Aneurysms in Children
Study Start Date : June 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Aneurysms

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aneurysms between 6.30.2002 and 6.30.2004

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those children who do no meet inclusion criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00268034

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Principal Investigator: Kirk R Kanter, MD Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier: NCT00268034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-073
First Posted: December 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 7, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
left ventricular aneurysms
surgical repair for LV aneurysms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Aneurysm
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases