European Pediatric Catheter Ablation Registry (EUROPA)
The main objective of the European Pediatric Catheter Ablation Registry is to collect data on ablation procedures in the European pediatric population in order to improve the management of this subset of patients.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||European Pediatric Catheter Ablation Registry|
- To collect data on ablation procedures in the European pediatric population. [ Time Frame: After 12 months from the ablation procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]Primary outcome will be a combination of efficacy (arrhythmia recurrency) and safety (procedural and late complications)
- To describe and compare different ablation methodologies [ Time Frame: After 12 months from the ablation procedure ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Rate of index arrhythmia recurrence and rate of complications will be compared for different ablation technology (electroanatomical mapping system vs standard mapping) and for different energy source(radiofrequency vs cryo)
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||July 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Catheter ablation has revolutionized the management of cardiac arrhythmias in patients and has become first-line therapy for managing many pediatric patients with atrioventricular accessory pathway or atrioventricular nodal-mediated supraventricular tachycardia.
Cardiac ablation in children is not a standardized procedure as in adults as evidence gaps still have to be filled. On a European perspective, lack of a dedicated scientific society has limited so far the collection and sharing of data among the most experienced centers.
Actually there are no sufficient data available about the management of pediatric patients undergoing ablation in clinical practice, in particular regarding indications, methodology and clinical follow-up.
|Contact: Francesco Cantù, MD||0341 489 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|University Hospital Motol||Not yet recruiting|
|Prague, Czech Republic, 150 00|
|Principal Investigator: Jan Janousek, MD|
|Herzzentrum Leipzig GmbH||Not yet recruiting|
|Leipzig, Germany, 04289|
|Principal Investigator: Roman Gebauer, MD|
|Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo||Recruiting|
|Bergamo, BG, Italy, 24128|
|Principal Investigator: Paolo De Filippo, MD|
|Ospedali Manzoni||Not yet recruiting|
|Lecco, LE, Italy, 23900|
|Principal Investigator: Francesco Cantu, MD|
|Ospedale S. Raffaele||Not yet recruiting|
|Milano, MI, Italy, 20132|
|Principal Investigator: Paolo Della Bella, MD|
|Leiden University Medical Center||Not yet recruiting|
|Leiden, Netherlands, 2300|
|Principal Investigator: Nico Blom, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Francesco Cantù, MD||Ospedale Manzoni, Via dell'Eremo 9/11 23900 Lecco, Italy.|