Hybrid AF -- A Prospective Registry
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a form of rapid irregular heart rhythm that starts in the upper chambers of the heart (called atria) and is often associated with many health problems. It can cause stroke, palpitations and heart failure. The management of long standing (chronic) AF may require additional medications and blood thinners, potentially for life. It may also require procedures where the heart is shocked with an electrical current to restore normal rhythm. Some patients require a procedure called radiofrequency ablation to address the arrhythmia.
The purpose of this registry is to collect information on patients undergoing this combination of procedures into a database, and to then use this information for scientific study to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Hybrid Procedure for the Treatment of Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation - A Prospective Registry|
- Outcomes of patients with persistent Atrial Fibrillation who undergo the standard of care hybrid procedure [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with Atrial Fibrillation that undergo standard of care procedure at the University of Kansas Hospital
Procedure: Standard of Care
Standard of care procedure as determined by treating physician for Atrial Fibrillation
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01636518
|Principal Investigator:||Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC||University of Kansas Medical Center|