Conquering Diseases

A Therapy to Slow the Heartbeat Without Medication for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

Description

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.

Overview

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.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02946853

 Principal Investigator

Lawrence  Rosenthal, MD, PhD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Cardiovascular Research Office

(508) 856-1014

CardioResearch@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989