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Ganglionated Plexi Ablation vs Renal Denervation in Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Vein Isolation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meshalkin Research Institute of Pathology of Circulation Identifier:
First received: July 4, 2013
Last updated: July 12, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

The investigators have conducted a prospective, double-blind, randomized study to assess the comparative safety and efficacy of two different strategies, PVI plus Renal Denervation (RD) versus PVI plus GP ablation, in patients with atrial fibrillation. Results were assessed after follow-up of at least 1 year with the use of an implanted monitoring device (IMD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Atrial Fibrillation
Procedure: PVI+renal denervation
Procedure: PVI + GP ablation
Drug: Optimal medial therapy (OMT)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Ganglionated Plexi Ablation vs Renal Denervation in Patients Undergoing Pulmonary Vein Isolation. A Randomized Comparison

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Further study details as provided by Meshalkin Research Institute of Pathology of Circulation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Freedom of AF or other atrial arrhythmias [ Time Frame: 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: June 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: PVI+renal denervation+OMT Procedure: PVI+renal denervation
After AF ablation procedure, the angiogram of both renal arteries is performed via femoral access. After that the treatment catheter is introduced into each renal artery and is applied discrete, radiofrequency ablations lasting up to 2 min each and of 8 watts or less to obtain up to six ablations separated both longitudinally and rotationally within each renal artery. During ablation, the catheter system monitored tip temperature and impedance, altering radiofrequency energy delivery in response to a predetermined algorithm. After the procedure the control arterial angiogram should be done.
Drug: Optimal medial therapy (OMT)
Antiarrhythmic and antihypertensive therapy will be administered according to the guidelines
Active Comparator: PVI+GP ablation+OMT Procedure: PVI + GP ablation
To accomplish ganglionated plexi ablation, LA target sites were identified as the anatomic locations where vagal reflexes were evoked by transcatheter high-frequency stimulation (HFS). Rectangular electrical stimuli were delivered at a frequency of 20-50 Hz, output amplitude 15 V and pulse duration of 10 ms, for 5 sec (Stimulator B-53, Biotok Inc, Russia).
Drug: Optimal medial therapy (OMT)
Antiarrhythmic and antihypertensive therapy will be administered according to the guidelines


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Symptomatic drug-refractory AF (with history of failure of ≥ 2 class I or III antiarrhythmic drugs) in patients referred for catheter ablation of AF
  • PAF with ≥1 monthly episodes or PersAF in patients who had already undergone ≥3 electrical cardioversions. PAF was defined as episodes lasting less than 7 days with spontaneous termination. PersAF was defined as lasting more than 7 days before being terminated pharmacologically or by electrical cardioversion.
  • History of significant hypertension (defined as SBP ≥ 160 mmHg and/or DBP ≥ 100 mmHg), receiving treatment with at least one antihypertensive medication
  • A glomerular filtration rate ≥45 mL/min/1⋅73 m2, with modification of diet using a renal disease formula

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous atrial fibrillation ablation
  • Type 1 of diabetes mellitus
  • Structural heart disease
  • Secondary cause of atrial hypertension
  • Severe renal artery stenosis or renal arteries abnormalities
  • Previous operations on renal arteries
  • Pregnancy
  • Previous heart, kidney, liver, or lung transplantation
  • Unwillingness of participant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01898910

Russian Federation
State Research Institute of Circulation Pathology
Novosibirsk, Russian Federation, 630055
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meshalkin Research Institute of Pathology of Circulation
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Meshalkin Research Institute of Pathology of Circulation Identifier: NCT01898910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RDGP-031
Study First Received: July 4, 2013
Last Updated: July 12, 2013
Health Authority: Russia: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on February 27, 2015