Ultrastructure of Atrial Myocytes in Patients in Sinus Rhythm and With Atrial Fibrillation

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01493128
First received: December 13, 2011
Last updated: August 6, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

December 13, 2011
August 6, 2013
April 2010
February 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
structure of sarcolemma [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Ultrastructure of Atrial Myocytes in Patients in Sinus Rhythm and With Atrial Fibrillation
Ultrastructure of Sarcolemma, Immunofluorescence of Calcium Handling Proteins and Mitochondrial Function in Atrial Myocytes of Patients in Sinus Rhythm and With Atrial Fibrillation

The aim of this work is to study the prevalence of T-tubular system in left and right myocytes from patients in sinus rhythm and whether this is altered in paroxysmal and permanent atrial fibrillation. Furthermore, since current information is lacking on the key Ca2+-handling proteins RyR, NCX, and SERCA-2a from patients in Atrial Fibrillation (AF), it will be investigated whether a regulation of these proteins could be an underlying cause of the disease. Mitochondrial function will also studied.

  1. The investigators hypothesize that both structure of sarcolemma and localization of key Ca2+-handling proteins are altered in patients with atrial fibrillation compared with patients in sinus rhythm.
  2. The investigators hypothesize that mitochondrial function is altered in patients with atrial fibrillation compared with patients in sinus rhythm.
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Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Description:

Myocardial tissue from the right and left atrial appendage.

Non-Probability Sample

selected for open heart surgery in St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Norway

Atrial Fibrillation
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  • stable sinus rhythm
  • permanent atrial fibrillation
  • paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
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Completed
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July 2012
February 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • sinus rhythm, permanent atrial fibrillation or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • selected for open heart surgery
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not given informed consent
Both
50 Years to 85 Years
No
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NCT01493128
ABJ01
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Study Director: Ulrik Wisløff, PhD Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
July 2013

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