Certain People With Atrial Fibrillation May Have Changes on Ecg When Given Procainamide That May be Related to a Genetic Difference
The purpose of this study is to look for a similarity in people's genes that may help understand which people could benefit from certain drugs for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Prospective Evaluation of a Potential Sodium Channel-Related Endophenotype|
- ST segment elevation ≥ 1 mm in the right precordial leads (V1-V3), either at baseline or manifested after Na+ channel block with intravenous procainamide [ Time Frame: During (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 minutes after initiating) or up to 15 minutes after completion of intravenous procainamide infusion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||October 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Atrial Fibrillation with ST changes on electrocardiogram
Those patients with ST segment or J Point elevation on electrocardiogram. Can be on initial screening electrocardiogram or on electrocardiograms during procainamide infusion. These subjects will also have SCN5A mutation.
One time intravenous infusion of Procainamide administered over 30 minutes. Dosage is calculated as 10mg/kg based on subject's ideal body weight.
Current drug therapies to suppress AF are incompletely and unpredictably effective and carry significant (albeit generally small) risks of serious adverse effects, including drug-induced long QT syndrome (diLQTS), other forms of proarrhythmia, increased mortality through uncertain mechanisms, and extracardiac toxicity. Identification of clinical and genetic subtypes of AF will permit stratification of therapeutic approaches and thereby facilitate the practice of personalized medicine. Furthermore, limited success of drug therapy and increase in drug toxicity in AF is probably because the arrhythmia represents a final common pathway of multiple initiating mechanisms, including those some that are genetically-defined.
Identifying specific intermediate phenotypes ("endophenotypes") associated with defined clinical courses in AF represents a potential method to systematically subtype patients by underlying mechanism and represents a much-needed clinical advance. Clinical endophenotypes that have been studied include atrial fibrillatory rate, prolonged signal-averaged P-wave duration, and biomarker profiles. The endophenotype we will study here is right precordial ST segment elevation, seen not only in Brugada syndrome (BrS) (where it is unmasked by sodium channel blocking drugs) but also commonly in lone AF and in patients with AF-associated rare variants in genes encoding the cardiac sodium channel α- or β-subunits. Taken together these data suggest the hypothesis to be tested in this study, that variants in multiple genes can culminate in a similar AF-prone substrate by reducing sodium current that can be identified by screening for baseline or manifest right precordial ST segment elevation endophenotype after sodium channel block with intravenous procainamide.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01205529
|Contact: Gayle Kucera, RNfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center||Recruiting|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232|
|Contact: Gayle Kucera, RN 615-936-6069 email@example.com|
|Contact: Kris Norris, RN 615-936-1131 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Dawood Darbar, MD, PhD||Vanderbilt University|