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Amiodarone Prophylaxis for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Lung Cancer (PASCART)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2008 by Aarhus University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2008
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Aarhus University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Patients undergoing lung resection due to pulmonary cancer can be compromised in their postoperative period due to atrial fibrillation.

A retrospective analysis performed at our institution indicates that 30 % of the population develope atrial fibrillation in the postoperative period.

Amiodarone is known to diminish the occurence of postoperative atrial fibrillation after heart surgery, why this drug is chosen as a prophylactic agent for the mentioned population.

Amiodarone is administrated twice a day for 5 days at a dose of 600 mg oral treatment after an initial loading bolus og 300 mg intravenously.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atrial Fibrillation Drug: Amiodarone Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 275 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Amiodarone Prophylaxis for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Lung Cancer: A Controlled, Randomized, Double Blinded Trial
Study Start Date : August 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Drug: Amiodarone
intravenous bolus of 300 mg oral treatment og 600 mg twice a day for five days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Free of atrial fibrillation [ Time Frame: 31082009 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cost-benefit analysis of amiodarone prophylactic [ Time Frame: 31082009 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Resection of the lung due to confirmed diagnosis of cancer pulmones.
  • Elective operation (scheduled operation for at least one day)
  • Ready to be randomized
  • Patient must be at least 18 at time of operation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Former operation of the lung
  • Former heart surgery
  • Bradycardia below 40 beats/ min
  • Hypotension with systolic blood pressure below 80 mmHg
  • AV-blockage of any degree or sick sinus node
  • QTc interval above 440 ms for men or above 460 ms for women
  • Paroxysmal, persistent or permanent atrial fibrillation or flutter
  • Former atrial fibrillation or flutter for more than a month.
  • Pregnant or positive pregnancy test
  • Breastfeeding
  • ALAT of more than twice the normal over limit
  • Treatment with monoamineoxidase inhibitors (MAOI)
  • Allergy to one or more components in amiodarone

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00724581

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Contact: Lars R Zebis, MD +45 89495566
Contact: Thomas Decker, MD +45 89495566

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Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby Not yet recruiting
Aarhus, Denmark, DK-8200
Contact: Lars R Zebis, MD, Ph.D.    +45 89495566   
Contact: Thomas D Christensen, MD, Ph.D.    +45 89495566      
Principal Investigator: Lars R Zebis, MD, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aarhus University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Lars R Zebis, MD, Ph.D. Aarhus University Hospital Skejby

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Responsible Party: Lars Riber Zebis, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier: NCT00724581     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2612-3681
First Posted: July 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 29, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008
Keywords provided by Aarhus University Hospital:
Atrial fibrillation, amiodarone
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Vasodilator Agents
Potassium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Sodium Channel Blockers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP1A2 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2D6 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inhibitors