Seeking men and women 21 years or older who have a weakened heart and have been recommended to receive a device called a cardiac resynchronization defibrillator (CRT-D) designed to improve heart function.
This study is designed to test if a procedure called atrioventricular junctional (AVJ) ablation can improve the response of CRT-D in patients with atrial fibrillation. AVJ ablation can help slow down hearth rhythm by disabling the electrical system that connects the upper and lower chambers of the heart so rapid impulses cannot be transmitted which can interfere with proper delivery of CRT-D.
What we're hoping for
To test whether a AVJ ablation, can improve the response of CRT-D in patients with atrial fibrillation.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02946853