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Right Ventricular Hypertrophy After Atrial Switch and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Findings

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 8, 2011
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Matthias Grothoff, M.D., University of Leipzig

Brief Summary:

Systemic RV hypertrophy and impaired systolic function occur after atrial switch (AS) in d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA). Echocardiography has limitation in the assessment of the right ventricle (RV).

In this study the investigators sought to evaluate systemic RV myocardial mass and function after AS for d-TGA and to analyze the role of excessive hypertrophy for ventricular function under special consideration of the interventricular septal (IVS) movement.

Condition or disease
Right Ventricular Hypertrophy d-TGA

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Right Ventricular Hypertrophy After Atrial Switch Operation and Its Role in a Systemic RV: Normal Adaptation Process or Risk Factor? A Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study
Study Start Date : April 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2011

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Thirty-seven consecutive patients who came to regular outpatient visits at our tertiary care institution were referred to CMR.

Patient parameters were compared to a control group of 25 healthy age matched volunteers.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligibility criteria were an AS operation in childhood for correction of d-TGA and the absence of associated hemodynamically significant heart defects.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exclusion criteria were usual CMR contraindications such as ferromagnetic metallic implants.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01430897

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University of Leipzig - Heart Center
Leipzig, Germany, 04289
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Leipzig
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Study Chair: Matthias Gutberlet, MD University pf Leipzig - Heart Center

Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Matthias Grothoff, M.D., Consultant Radiology, University of Leipzig Identifier: NCT01430897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 261-11-22082011
First Posted: September 8, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 8, 2011
Last Verified: September 2011
Keywords provided by Matthias Grothoff, M.D., University of Leipzig:
dextro Transposition of the great arteries
systemic right ventricle
right ventricular failure
Atrial switch procedure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hypertrophy, Right Ventricular
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases