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Modified Ablation Guided by Ibutilide Use in Chronic Atrial Fibrillation (MAGIC-AF)

This study has been completed.
St. Jude Medical
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vivek Reddy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier:
First received: November 16, 2009
Last updated: April 17, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
Procedures for ablation of persistent or long lasting atrial fibrillation are frequently long and require extensive ablation. Some electrophysiologists administer the drug ibutilide during these procedures to help organize the fibrillatory activity of the left atrium with the hope that this may shorten the length of the procedure and duration of ablation needed. Currently there is no standardized approach of administering the drug ibutilide during these procedures, thus the investigators cannot be certain that administering this drug does in fact facilitate the procedure. The aim of the MAGIC-AF Trial is to see if administering a standard dose of the drug ibutilide at a standard time in the procedure can allow for a reduction in the ablation procedure time. The investigators hypothesize that administering ibutilide during these procedures will result in a reduction in the procedure and ablation time required.

Condition Intervention
Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Drug: Ibutilide Drug: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Modified Stepwise Ablation Guided by Low Dose Ibutilide in Chronic Atrial Fibrillation

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Further study details as provided by Vivek Reddy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 1 Year Freedom From AF / AT [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Freedom from atrial arrhythmia after repeat procedures with or without drugs

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Procedure Time [ Time Frame: at time of the procedure ]
    Overall procedure duration

  • AF Termination [ Time Frame: at time of the procedure ]
    AF termination with complex fractionated atrial electrograms (CFAE) ablation

  • Radiofrequency Ablation Time [ Time Frame: at time of the procedure ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ibutilide arm Drug: Ibutilide
0.25mg IV ibutilide after PV isolation prior to CFE ablation
Placebo Comparator: Placebo arm Drug: Placebo
Placebo after PV isolation prior to CFE ablation.

Detailed Description:
Definition: Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation will be enrolled in this trial. All patients will be required to be in atrial fibrillation on the day of the procedure. Standard pulmonary vein (PV) isolation will be performed. Patients will be enrolled in the trial if they remain in atrial fibrillation after bi-directional block is obtained in the left and right sided PVs. At this point, patients will be randomized to receive 0.25mg of IV ibutilide or a placebo (normal saline). Patients will then undergo additional ablation with areas of complex fractionate electrograms (CFE) being targeted. The duration of additional CFE ablation and use of additional non-PV ablation (i.e. placement of linear lesions) will be left to the discretion of the operator. Patients will be followed for 1 year. The primary outcome assessed will be freedom from AF at 1 year.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females will be enrolled in the study.
  • Age >18
  • Referred for a first ever ablation procedure for symptomatic persistent/permanent AF (only prior ablation of right-sided typical flutter is permitted)
  • All patients must understand the requirements of the study and be willing to comply with the post study follow-up requirements.
  • Patients must be in atrial fibrillation on the day of the procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any reversible cause of AF (post-surgery, thyroid disorder, etc.)
  • Patients with a myocardial infarction or unstable angina in the previous 2 months.
  • Patients with a history of rheumatic heart disease
  • Patients with congenital heart disease
  • Patients with a history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Patients with LV ejection fraction < 35%
  • Class IV congestive heart failure
  • Patients who have experienced any cerebral ischemic event, including any TIA in the preceding 1 month.
  • Women who are known to be pregnant or have had a positive β-HCG test 7 days prior to procedure.
  • Patients with any other significant uncontrolled or unstable medical condition (including uncontrolled clinically significant coagulation disorders).
  • Patients whose life expectancy is less than one year.
  • History of malignant ventricular arrhythmias or long QT interval (>500msec)
  • Prior left-sided cardiac ablation procedure (catheter based or surgical)
  • Mental impairment precluding the patient from providing informed consent or completing the appropriate follow up
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01014741

United States, California
Regional Cardiology Associates
Sacramento, California, United States, 95823
United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
United States, New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States, 10029
United States, Virginia
University Of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, 22908
Canada, Ontario
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5
Korea, Republic of
Republic of Korea University Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vivek Reddy
St. Jude Medical
Principal Investigator: Vivek Y Reddy, MD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Vivek Reddy, Director Cardiac Arrhythmia Service, Professor Of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier: NCT01014741     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GCO 09-0906
Study First Received: November 16, 2009
Results First Received: April 17, 2017
Last Updated: April 17, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Vivek Reddy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:
Atrial Fibrillation
Catheter Ablation
Complex Fractionate Electrograms

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017