Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Role of Inflammation, Oxidative Stress Injury and Effect of Statins (PAFRIOSIES)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00321802|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 4, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 1, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Atrial Fibrillation||Drug: Simvastatin Drug: Placebo||Phase 2|
Patients with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, with or without a dual chamber pacemaker and who meet all study criteria, will be randomized to receive either a placebo, or simvastatin 40 mg, daily for 6 months.
Liver enzymes are drawn at randomization and 3 months. CRP and oxidative stress products are drawn at randomization, weekly for the first month and then monthly for 5 months.
Patients transmit their rhythm, twice daily for 5 consecutive days at randomization, then 5 consecutive days monthly for 6 months.
Clinic visits are required at randomization, 3 months and 6 months.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||40 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Role of Inflammation, Oxidative Stress Injury and Effect of Statins|
|Study Start Date :||April 2006|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2012|
Patients randomized to active drug, then AF burden and CRP values will be compared to those in placebo arm.
Patients take 40 mg of simvastatin per day for 6 months.
Other Name: Zocor
Placebo Comparator: 2
Patients take placebo once daily for 6 Months, then AF burden and CRP values will be compared to those in experimental arm.
- Time to first detected AF [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
- Changes in CRP and oxidative stress levels over time and their relationship with AF burden [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00321802
|University of Calgary, Foothills Hospital|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N1|
|Principal Investigator:||Anne M Gillis, MD||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||Henry J Duff, MD||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||Derek V Exner, MD, MPH||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||Katherine Kavanagh, MD||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||L B Mitchell, MD||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||Robert S Sheldon, MD, PhD||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||D G Wyse, MD, PhD||University of Calgary|
|Study Director:||George Veenhuyzen, MD||University of Calgary|