Blood Pressure Assessment in Atrial Fibrillation

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified August 2014 by University of Athens
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
George S. Stergiou, University of Athens Identifier:
First received: March 16, 2010
Last updated: August 15, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

This is a cross-sectional study including patients with permanent atrial fibrillation. Assessment will include:

  • clinic blood pressure measurements (mercury sphygmomanometer and automated oscillometric device)
  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • determination of various serum markers and cardiac ultrasound.
  • evaluation of a 24h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring device (Microlife WatchBPO3) in terms of its diagnostic value for the detection of atrial fibrillation compared with the reference 24h Holter ECG

Atrial Fibrillation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Evaluation of the Oscillometric Blood Pressure Measurement in Atrial Fibrillation and Relation of Blood Pressure With Serum Biomarkers and Echocardiographic Indexes

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Further study details as provided by University of Athens:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood Pressure Measurement in Atrial Fibrillation,Serum Markers and echocardiographic indexes in atrial fibrillation (AF) [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    1. Evaluation of the oscillometric technique of an electronic device in blood pressure measurement.
    2. Evaluation of the relationship of blood pressure levels with serum markers and ultrasonographic cardiac indexes.
    3. Evaluation of a 24h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring device (Microlife WatchBPO3) in terms of its diagnostic value for the detection of atrial fibrillation compared with the reference 24h Holter ECG

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Hypertensive patients in AF
Hypertensive Patients


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hypertensives adults in atrial fibrillation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Renal disease (Cr > 2 mg/l).
  • Patients with pacemaker rhythm during the study.
  • Each patient with acute disease (inflammation, surgery), malignancy, collagen diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, renal failure, liver failure, chronic inflammatory diseases.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01088269

Contact: George S Stergiou, MD +302107763117

Hypertension Center, Third Internal Medicine Dpt, University of Athens Recruiting
Athens, Greece
Contact: George S. Stergiou    00302107763117   
Contact: George S. Stergiou, Professor    00302017763117   
Sub-Investigator: Antonios Th. Destounis, Phd candidate         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Athens
Study Chair: George S Stergiou, MD Hypertension Center,Third Department of Medicine,University of Athens,Greece
  More Information

Responsible Party: George S. Stergiou, Associate Professor of Medicine and Hypertension, University of Athens Identifier: NCT01088269     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BPM IN AF 
Study First Received: March 16, 2010
Last Updated: August 15, 2014
Health Authority: Greece: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by University of Athens:
Blood Pressure Measurement
Atrial Fibrillation
Blood pressure measurement in atrial fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation diagnosis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 26, 2016