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SORT - AF Supervised Obesity Reduction Trial for AF Ablation Patients (SORT-AF)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02064114
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 17, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Abbott Medical Devices
Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (DZHK)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Brief Summary:

Study hypothesis:

Weight reduction in obese patients with atrial fibrillation. Obese patients benefit from an obesity treatment after atrial fibrillation ablation.

Study design:

A prospective randomized, open-label clinical trial.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atrial Fibrillation Obesity Sleep Apnea Procedure: Intervention group Procedure: control group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Study protocol:

The purpose of this study is to proof a professional care of overweight patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation, as well as the treatment of the risk factors for atrial fibrillation, especially obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension.

There is a 1:1 randomization. In the intervention group, patients are followed up in a 6-month intensive care after atrial fibrillation ablation. During the follow up time patients will visit the nutritional advice every two weeks for 6 months.

The Follow-up in the control group is standard of care. At baseline, a screening test for obstructive sleep apnea and arterial hypertension will be performed as standard care.

The documentation of atrial fibrillation after ablation is made possible by the implantation of an event recorder before atrial fibrillation ablation.

Follow up:

A follow-up will be performed after 3,6 and 12 months in both groups. Patients in the intervention group will be followed-up every 2 weeks in the first 6 months.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 140 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Supervised Obesity Reduction Trial for AF Ablation Patients
Actual Study Start Date : January 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Intervention group
Start of optimal management of risk factors, every 2 weeks for 6 months after atrial fibrillation ablation. And followed for a period of 3,6 and 12 months after the procedure.
Procedure: Intervention group
Start of optimal management of risk factors, every 2 weeks for 6 months after atrial fibrillation ablation. And followed for a period of 3,6 and 12 months after the procedure.

Active Comparator: control group
conventional treatment, followed for a period of 3,6 and 12 months after the procedure.
Procedure: control group
Followed for a period of 3,6 and 12 months after the procedure.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recurrence of sustained atrial fibrillation [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Recurrence of sustained atrial fibrillation (>30 seconds) after atrial fibrillation ablation


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Coincidence of sleep apnea [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    Apnea-hypopnea-index (AHI) > 5



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • Overweight with a BMI ≥ 30
  • Obtained written informed consent
  • Symptomatic atrial fibrillation with indication for ablation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age <18 years
  • Permanent atrial fibrillation (failed Cardioversion or episode duration > 12 months)
  • Previous surgical or interventional therapy of atrial fibrillation
  • BMI > 40
  • Pregnant women or women of childbearing potential without a negative pregnancy test within 48 hours prior to treatment
  • History of hemorrhagic diathesis or other coagulopathies
  • Contraindications for oral anticoagulation
  • Hyper- or hypothyroidism
  • Drug or chronic alcohol abuse
  • Has any condition that would make participation not be in the best interest of the subject
  • Incompliance
  • Unable to perform athletic exercise due to disease or disability
  • Resident outside Hamburg

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02064114


Locations
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Germany
Universitäres Herzzentrum Lübeck
Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 23562
Herzzentrum der Universität zu Köln
Cologne, Germany
Asklepios ST. Georg
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Hamburg, Germany, 20246
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Abbott Medical Devices
Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (DZHK)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Christian Meyer University Heart Center Hamburg

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Responsible Party: Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02064114     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PV4300
First Posted: February 17, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf:
BMI >40
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Atrial Fibrillation
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes