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Use of Fish Oils to Reduce the Frequency and Duration of Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00232245
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 4, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 30, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Melbourne Health

October 2, 2005
October 4, 2005
May 30, 2013
December 2003
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation burden [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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Frequency and duration of atrial tachycardia/fibrillation episodes [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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Safety and tolerability of fish oil [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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Use of Fish Oils to Reduce the Frequency and Duration of Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.
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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether fish oil supplements may reduce the frequency and duration of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation episodes.

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition which effects a large percentage of the population .

Atrial fibrillation is a condition frequently experienced by people who have had pacemakers inserted .

Certain Pacemakers have sophisticated monitoring features that are able to recognise episodes of atrial fibrillation.

Fish oil supplements may be of benefit to patients with heart problems.Recent evidence suggests that fish oils may be beneficial to patients with rhythm disturbances.

By interrogating pacemakers this study will investigate the effect of fish oil supplements on the frequency and duration of episodes of atrial fibrillation.

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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Atrial Fibrillation
Drug: Fish oil
  • Experimental: Fish oil
    Patients prescribed 6g/day of fish oil containing total 1.8 g of EPA+DHA in a 1.5:1 ratio
    Intervention: Drug: Fish oil
  • No Intervention: Control
    No fish oil exposure
Kumar S, Sutherland F, Stevenson I, Lee JM, Garg ML, Sparks PB. Effects of long-term ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on paroxysmal atrial tachyarrhythmia burden in patients with implanted pacemakers: results from a prospective randomised study. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 9;168(4):3812-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.06.030. Epub 2013 Jul 26.

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January 2013
January 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have had at least 2 previous episodes of atrial fibrillation and an implanted pacemaker.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with chronic atrial fibrillation
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 88 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Melbourne Health
Melbourne Health
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Principal Investigator: Paul Sparks Melbourne Health
Melbourne Health
February 2013

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