Screening for Silent Atrial Fibrillation During Influenza Vaccination

This study has been completed.
Boehringer Ingelheim
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Monika Hollander, MD, PhD, UMC Utrecht Identifier:
First received: December 4, 2013
Last updated: May 11, 2016
Last verified: May 2016
Silent atrial fibrillation is an important cause of unnecessary strokes. If diagnosed and treated in time with anticoagulants, many disabling strokes can be prevented. In order to improve the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation the MyDiagnostick is developed; a user friendly and easy to use stick that diagnoses atrial fibrillation in one minute. During influenza vaccination, many patients who are also at risk for atrial fibrillation visit the general practice. This offers an ideal opportunity for screening for atrial fibrillation. The study investigates the yield of screening for atrial fibrillation with the MyDiagnostick during influenza vaccination (newly detected atrial fibrillation with corresponding CHA2DS2-Vasc score).

Condition Intervention
Atrial Fibrillation
Device: `MyDiagnostick

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Screening for Silent Atrial Fibrillation During Influenza Vaccination

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Further study details as provided by UMC Utrecht:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Newly detected AF [ Time Frame: during influenza vaccination ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 3269
Study Start Date: October 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Screening with MyDiagnostick
All patients eligible for influenza vaccination are screened for atrial fibrillation with the MyDiagnostick, an easy to use and patient friendly device.
Device: `MyDiagnostick


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Eligible for influenza vaccination

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not eligible for influenza vaccination
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02006524

General Practices
Groningen, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
UMC Utrecht
Boehringer Ingelheim
Principal Investigator: Robert Tieleman, MD PhD Martini Ziekenhuis Groningen
Principal Investigator: Monika Hollander, MD PhD Julius Center UMC Utrecht
  More Information

Responsible Party: Monika Hollander, MD, PhD, MD PhD, UMC Utrecht Identifier: NCT02006524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2013-85 
Study First Received: December 4, 2013
Last Updated: May 11, 2016
Health Authority: Medical Ethics Review Committee (METC) The Netherlands: Martini Ziekenhuis

Keywords provided by UMC Utrecht:
Silent atrial fibrillation
primary care
influenza vaccination

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Immunologic Factors
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