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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00571597
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation.

Condition or disease
Atrial Fibrillation

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.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 118 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Analysis of the Wolf Minimaze Procedure for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
Study Start Date : March 2007
Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Study Completion Date : May 2012

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Groups and Cohorts


Outcome Measures

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

Eligibility Criteria

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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
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • concomitant heart surgery requiring open thoracotomy
Contacts and Locations

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