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Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID)

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: October 27, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: May 2005

To evaluate if use of an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) results in reduction in total mortality, when compared with conventional pharmacological therapy, in patients resuscitated from sudden cardiac death who are otherwise at very high risk of mortality from arrhythmic causes.

Condition Intervention Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Ventricular Fibrillation
Device: defibrillators, implantable
Drug: amiodarone amiodarone
Drug: sotalol
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: September 1992
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2002
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Men & women with VF, VT with syncope, or VT without syncope, but with ejection fraction less than or equal to .40 & systolic blood pressure less than 80 mm Hg, chest pain , or near syncope.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00000531

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigator: Alfred Hallstrom University of Washington
  More Information

Jenkins LS, Steinberg JS, Kutalek SP, et al: Quality of life in patients enrolled in the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Trial. Circulation 1997;96:I-439
Larsen GC, McAnulty JH, Hallstrom A, et al: Hospitalization charges in the Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators (AVID) Trial: the AVID economic analysis study. Circulation 1997;96:I-77
Kimm SG, Love J, Rosenberg Y, Powell J, AVID Investigators: Therapy in the AVID (Antiarrhythmics Versus Implantable Defibrillators) Trial is not signifcantly different from current clinical practice. Circulation 1995;92:I782 Identifier: NCT00000531     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 74
Study First Received: October 27, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Death, Sudden
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Ventricular Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Arrest
Pathologic Processes
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses
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