Constrictive Pericarditis in the Adult Congenital Cardiac Population

This study has been terminated.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00268086
First received: December 20, 2005
Last updated: June 12, 2007
Last verified: June 2007
  Purpose

The primary aim of this study is to determine the clinical and radiographic findings with constrictive pericarditis in the adult congenital population and determine the degree of right heart failure and dilation from pulmonary insufficiency in the presence of constrictive pericarditis

The secondary aim is to elucidate ways to better diagnose constrictive pericarditis and elucidate ways to diagnose right heart failure in the presence of constrictive pericarditis.


Condition
Congenital Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Constrictive Pericarditis in the Adult Congenital Cardiac Population

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Further study details as provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

Estimated Enrollment: 15
Detailed Description:

Constrictive pericarditis is a notoriously difficult diagnosis to reach. There are no signs, symptoms or pathognomonic diagnostic tests for pericardial constriction. In the adult congenital patients, it is also difficult. In addition, with pulmonary insufficiency, constrictive pericarditis may mask the findings of progressive right sided ventricular dilation and heart failure.

The primary aim of this study is to determine the clinical and radiographic findings with constrictive pericarditis in the adult congenital population and determine the degree of right heart failure and dilation from pulmonary insufficiency in the presence of constrictive pericarditis

The secondary aim is to elucidate ways to better diagnose constrictive pericarditis and elucidate ways to diagnose right heart failure in the presence of constrictive pericarditis.

Study Design and Methodology:

Retrospective chart review - approximately 15 patients

Preoperative data:

ECHO and cath findings

Operative data:

Operative findings

Postoperative data:

ECHO and cath findings

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients in the adult congenital heart disease clinic who have been diagnosed or operated on with constrictive pericarditis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who do not meet the inclusion criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00268086

Locations
United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brian E Kogon, MD Emory Univ. SOM Cardiothoracic Surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00268086     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-123
Study First Received: December 20, 2005
Last Updated: June 12, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
constrictive pericarditis
adult congenital patients
pulmonary insufficiency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pericarditis
Pericarditis, Constrictive
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

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