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Primary Anatomical Versus Primary Electrophysiological Approach in Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Ablation (CPVA-PAF)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2007 by University Hospital, Bonn.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: November 9, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2007
History: No changes posted
Randomized comparison between 2 techniques of circumferential pulmonary vein ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation: Primary anatomical ablation with secondary closure of possible electrical gaps versus primary electrophysiological ablation at the sites of atrio-venous electrical breakthroughs with secondary circumferential ablation around the pulmonary vein orifice

Condition Intervention
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Procedure: primary electrophysiological approach Procedure: primary anatomical approach

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Circumferential Pulmonary Vein Ablation in Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation: Randomized Comparison Between a Primary Anatomical Versus a Primary Electrophysiological Approach

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Bonn:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Freedom from atrial tachyarrhythmias at 6-months follow-up [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Comparison of procedural characteristics (duration, fluoroscopy time, ablation time, ablation energy, complications) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2008
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
primary electrophysiological approach
Procedure: primary electrophysiological approach
primary ablation of atrio-venous breakthrough sites followed by circumferential ablation around pulmonary vein orifice
Active Comparator: 2
primary anatomical approach
Procedure: primary anatomical approach
primary circumferential ablation around the pulmonary vein orifice followed by ablation of possible conduction gaps


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • age over 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • persistent atrial fibrillation
  • reversible cause of atrial fibrillation
  • inability to comply with follow-up
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00556595

Contact: Lars M Lickfett, MD *49-228-287-16670

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Bonn
Principal Investigator: Lars M Lickfett, MD University Hospital Bonn, Department of Cardiology