Usefulness of Markers to Predict Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
|First Received Date ICMJE||April 13, 2006|
|Last Updated Date||April 19, 2007|
|Start Date ICMJE||April 2004|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00315068 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Usefulness of Markers to Predict Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation|
|Official Title ICMJE||The Value of Amino-Terminal Brain Natriuretic Peptide and C-Reactive Protein Serum Levels for Predicting Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation and/or Atrial Flutter After Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation|
Catheter ablation using radiofrequency is a new therapeutic tool to treat atrial fibrillation with a higher success rate than medical therapy (80% versus less than 50% respectively). Because of the length of the intervention and of the risk of complications of the procedure, it would be important to determine success rate before the intervention. The information gained from this study will in all probability improve our estimation of the chances of a successful intervention and may enable us to take necessary therapeutic measures in case of an elevated risk of recurrence.
Multiple studies suggest that the 2 markers in this study could provide information of this nature, however, their utility in the radiofrequency catheter ablation treatment of atrial fibrillation has never been demonstrated.
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is a recent therapeutic tool to treat atrial fibrillation. The success rate of eliminating atrial fibrillation by radiofrequency catheter ablation is 80 %, after one or sometimes two procedures, against 20-50 % with drug treatment.
This intervention may be complicated by : hematoma at the puncture site – 1 % incidence; thromboembolic events < 1 % incidence; cardiac perforation with tamponade < 1 %, pulmonary vein stenosis 2 % incidence.
The aim of this study is to evaluate blood tests of biological products (NT-proBNP and CRP) as markers of prognosis and success after radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Previous studies demonstrated the prognostic value of NT-proBNP and CRP in the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion. However the prognostic value of these biomarkers was never demonstrated in the setting of radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
This is an observation study including 180 patients with the indication of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Confounding factors of increased NT-proBNP will be assessed with echocardiographic imaging.
|Study Type ICMJE||Observational|
|Study Design ICMJE||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
|Target Follow-Up Duration||Not Provided|
|Sampling Method||Not Provided|
|Study Population||Not Provided|
|Condition ICMJE||Atrial Fibrillation|
|Intervention ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Study Group/Cohort (s)||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Active, not recruiting|
|Estimated Completion Date||August 2007|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
|Ages||18 Years to 80 Years|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||Switzerland|
|Removed Location Countries|
|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00315068|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||PRD-03-I-03|
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||University Hospital, Geneva|
|Collaborators ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Information Provided By||University Hospital, Geneva|
|Verification Date||April 2007|
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