Hybrid AF -- A Prospective Registry
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a form of rapid irregular heart rhythm that starts in the upper chambers of the heart (called atria) and is often associated with many health problems. It can cause stroke, palpitations and heart failure. The management of long standing (chronic) AF may require additional medications and blood thinners, potentially for life. It may also require procedures where the heart is shocked with an electrical current to restore normal rhythm. Some patients require a procedure called radiofrequency ablation to address the arrhythmia.
The purpose of this registry is to collect information on patients undergoing this combination of procedures into a database, and to then use this information for scientific study to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Hybrid Procedure for the Treatment of Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation - A Prospective Registry|
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with Atrial Fibrillation that undergo standard of care procedure at the University of Kansas Hospital
Procedure: Standard of Care
Standard of care procedure as determined by treating physician for Atrial Fibrillation
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, FACC||University of Kansas|