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A Comparison of Rate Response Performance in Pacemaker Patients With an Indication of Sinus Node Dysfunction (CRIPS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02027909
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2014 by Arun Rao, Wellmont CVA Heart Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : January 6, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

Providing ideal rate response to patients should improve their quality of life and ability to execute activities of daily living.

Medtronic pacemakers provide rate response pacing by utilizing dual zone programming to specify an "activities of daily living" (ADL) response rate and an "exertion" response rate. There is much data to support the target heart rate for an exercise response but the data to support the programming of the ADL rate is lacking.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sinus Node Dysfunction Device: Reprogramming dual chamber pacemaker

Detailed Description:

Medtronic pacemakers provide rate response pacing by utilizing dual zone programming to specify an "activities of daily living" (ADL) response rate and an "exertion" response rate. There is much data to support the target heart rate for an exercise response but the data to support the programming of the ADL rate is lacking.

Unpublished Holter data from our center indicates that the ADL rate for most patients in our practice is between 50-70bpm rather than 95bpm. Moreover, this increased ADL rate may impact diastolic filling times and adversely impact cardiac output.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 21 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Rate Response Performance in Pacemaker Patients With an Indication of Sinus Node Dysfunction.
Study Start Date : November 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Therapy group one
Lower rate of 60 bpm and out of the box rate response settings of an ADL Rate of 95 bpm and rate profile optimization on with the only change being adjusting the activity threshold from med/low to low.
Device: Reprogramming dual chamber pacemaker
Reprogramming rate response feature in the Medtronic pacemaker to each arm with crossover
Other Name: Medtronic dual chamber pacemaker
Active Comparator: Therapy group two
Rate response programming will be determined by an exercise test consisting of a 2 minute hall walk will be performed at the 2 week follow up and set points will be manually adjusted to achieve an ADL rate of 95 bpm. Rate Profile Optimization will be turned off. Activity threshold is programmed to low.
Device: Reprogramming dual chamber pacemaker
Reprogramming rate response feature in the Medtronic pacemaker to each arm with crossover
Other Name: Medtronic dual chamber pacemaker
Active Comparator: Therapy group three
Lower rate of 60 bpm and the ADL rate based upon 220- age x 55%. Activity threshold is programmed to low. Rate Profile Optimization will be turned ON.
Device: Reprogramming dual chamber pacemaker
Reprogramming rate response feature in the Medtronic pacemaker to each arm with crossover
Other Name: Medtronic dual chamber pacemaker


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. symptom improvement [ Time Frame: study duration of 9 mths ]
    Patient report symptoms by clinician interview and patient symptom questionnaire


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. improvement seen on device interrogations and reported improvement of symptoms [ Time Frame: study duration of 9 mths ]
    Two minute hall walk distance Heart rate histograms and sensor indicated rate profile obtained from device interrogation Patient reported symptoms Patient symptom questionnaire Quality of life as measured by SF-36


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of hypertension
  • Sinus node dysfunction
  • New implantation of a dual chamber pacemaker due to symptomatic sinus dysfunction or chronotropic incompetence defined as exercise heart rate less than 100 beats per minute

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Second or Third degree AV block
  • Age less than 60 or greater than 95 years
  • EF less than 45%
  • Patients that are not ambulatory
  • Persistent atrial fibrillation (atrial fibrillation lasting greater than 7 days)
  • Permanent atrial fibrillation (atrial fibrillation lasting great than 1 year)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02027909


Contacts
Contact: Ashley Sparks, LPN 423-230-5062 asparks@mycva.com
Contact: Terrie Walker, BSN 423-230-5643 twalker@mycva.com

Locations
United States, Tennessee
Wellmont CVA Heart Institute Recruiting
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States, 37660
Contact: Ashley Sparks, LPN    423-230-5062    asparks@mycva.com   
Contact: Terrie Walker, BSN    423-230-5643    twalker@mycva.com   
Principal Investigator: Arun Rao, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Arun Rao
Medtronic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Arun Rao, MD Wellmont CVA Heart Institute
More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Arun Rao, Arun Rao, MD. FACC, Wellmont CVA Heart Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02027909     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRIPS
First Posted: January 6, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 6, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Keywords provided by Arun Rao, Wellmont CVA Heart Institute:
Sinus Node Dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Arrhythmia, Sinus
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Block
Pathologic Processes