Organization in Acute Atrial Fibrillation Post Open Heart Surgery (A-Fib)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00614107|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2008 by State University of New York - Upstate Medical University.
Recruitment status was: Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : February 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 13, 2008
A form of irregular heart rate called, Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a major clinical problem. It afflicts about 2 million Americans and is the single largest heart related cause of stroke. However, despite 120 years of speculation and research, the mechanisms that cause AF are poorly understood. Acute AF is also the most common irregular heart rate after open-heart surgery in patients. This is seen in as many as 30% of such patients and often results in a longer hospital stay.
In this study we would like to study the pattern of atrial fibrosis (scar tissue in the heart) and an associated blood marker (a protein called pro-collagen-1) in those patients concurrently having open heart surgery.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||75 participants|
|Official Title:||Organization in Acute Atrial Fibrillation Post Open Heart Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||January 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2009|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00614107
|United States, New York|
|SUNY Upstate Medical University|
|Syracuse, New York, United States, 13210|