T Wave Alternans in Hemodialysis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2011
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
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Indiana University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if the hemodialysis procedure changes the risk for cardiac arrest in patients.

Condition or disease
End Stage Renal Disease Coronary Heart Disease Congestive Heart Failure

Detailed Description:
One-third to one-quarter of hemodialysis patients die of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The hemodialysis procedure may theoretically increase the risk of SCD. This study uses T wave alternans, a noninvasive marker of SCD, to objectively determine whether the hemodialysis procedure alters the risk of SCD in hemodialysis patients.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pilot Study of a Noninvasive Predictor of Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients
Study Start Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Dialysis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Hemodialysis patients with heart disease and/or poor cardiac function

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Normal sinus rhythm

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to give written informed consent
  • Active cardiac ischemia
  • Pacemaker
  • Inability to perform a brief walking treadmill test

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00296543

United States, Indiana
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46032
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University School of Medicine
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Allon Friedman, MD Indiana University School of Medicine

Responsible Party: Allon Friedman, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00296543     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0508-02
First Posted: February 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
sudden cardiac death

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
Renal Insufficiency
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Heart Arrest
Death, Sudden
Pathologic Processes