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Short Term Outcomes From Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

This study has been completed.
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Virginia Commonwealth University Identifier:
First received: December 10, 2007
Last updated: April 10, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation.

Atrial Fibrillation

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Analysis of the Wolf Minimaze Procedure for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Transtelephonic monitoring for the identification of post surgical Atrial Fibrillation [ Time Frame: six months and 1 year ]

Enrollment: 118
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Patients who are undergoing or who have undergone minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation will be followed prospectively. At 6 to 9 months, 1 and two years post surgery follow-up subjects will receive a trans-telephonic monitor to wear for approximately 1 month, and will submit transmissions on a daily basis. Episodes of atrial fibrillation will be documented during this time. The overall efficacy of the procedure will be assessed based on the freedom from atrial fibrillation at the time of transtelephonic monitoring.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Eligible subjects will be male or females age 18-85 that have elected to undergo or have undergone a minimally invasive "minimaze" surgery for the treatment of atrial firillation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 or older
  • paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent atrial fibrillation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant heart surgery requiring open thoracotomy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00571597

United States, Virginia
Division of Cardiology Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
Sponsors and Collaborators
Virginia Commonwealth University
Principal Investigator: Kenneth A Ellenbogen, MD Virginia Commonwealth University
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