CARISMA : Cardiac Arrhythmias and Risk Stratification After MyoCardial Infarction

This study has been completed.
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Medtronic Bakken Research Center Identifier:
First received: September 2, 2005
Last updated: January 20, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence of tachy- and bradyarrhythmic episodes in patients with acute myocardial infarction with depressed ventricular function and to determine the predictive value of several invasive and non-invasive risk markers for life-threatening arrhythmia

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Incidence and Prediction of Life-threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias in Patients With Depressed Left Ventricular Function After Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Further study details as provided by Medtronic Bakken Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • ECG-documented Ventricular Fibrillation or Symptomatic Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) [ Time Frame: 2 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    ECG-documented ventricular fibrillation or symptomatic sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT)

Enrollment: 312
Study Start Date: August 2001
Study Completion Date: May 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (< 21 days)
  • Ejection fraction <= 40 % or wall motion index <= 1.3

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Implantable loop recorder can't be implanted within 3 weeks after MI
  • NYHA class IV
  • Planned or previous ICD implantation
  • Planned CABG
  • Severe valvular disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Life expectancy < 1 year for non-cardiac cause
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00145119

Medtronic Bakken Research Center B.V.
Maastricht, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic Bakken Research Center
Principal Investigator: H. Huikuri, Prof. Oulu University Central Hospital, Finland
Principal Investigator: P. E. Bloch-Thomsen, Dr. Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00145119     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Medtronic_BRC_CRM_001
Study First Received: September 2, 2005
Results First Received: December 2, 2013
Last Updated: January 20, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Medtronic Bakken Research Center:
Acute myocardial infarction
Cardiac arrhythmias
Left ventricular dysfunction
Implantable loop recorder
Risk stratifiers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Myocardial Infarction
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Vascular Diseases processed this record on October 23, 2014