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Catheter Ablation as the First Line Therapy for Typical Atrial Flutter

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (end of the follow-up period)
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Rouen

Brief Summary:
Catheter ablation of typical atrial flutter is a well established technique with a high acute success rate and very low complication and recurrence rates. It has also been shown that ablation of recurrent symptomatic typical atrial flutter led to a clear improvement in quality of life. We sought to evaluate the cost/effectiveness of catheter ablation as the first line therapy in patient suffering from their first symptomatic typical atrial flutter episode. This study is a multicenter trial in which patients with a first symptomatic episode of typical atrial flutter are randomized to undergo ablation or to receive antiarrhythmic drugs after electrical cardioversion. Clinical examination, quality of life questionnaires,12 leads ECG and 24-hour Holter monitoring are performed at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months following randomization.The primary end-point is the absence of recurrence of typical atrial flutter at - and 12 months of follow up. The secondary end points are the cost and the cost/effectiveness ratio of these two approaches.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atrial Flutter Procedure: Radiofrequency catheter ablation of typical atrial flutter Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Catheter Ablation as the First Line Therapy for Symptomatic Typical Atrial Flutter: A Multicenter Randomized Study of Cost/Effectiveness
Study Start Date : June 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Absence of typical atrial flutter recurrence at 6 and 12 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cost/effectiveness ratio at 12 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • first episode of symptomatic typical atrial flutter
  • > 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior antiarrhythmic drug treatment for atrial flutter
  • History of cavotricuspid isthmus ablation
  • Pregnancy
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • contraindication for anticoagulant therapy
  • Life expectancy < 1 year
  • contraindication to catheter ablation or to electrical cardioversion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00213408

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CHU de Rouen
Rouen, Seine Maritime, France, 76031
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Rouen
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Principal Investigator: frederic Anselme, MD, PhD Service de Cardiologie, Rouen University Hospital

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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Rouen Identifier: NCT00213408     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1999/026/HP
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 18, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Rouen:
atrial flutter
catheter ablation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Atrial Flutter
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes