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Natural History and Results of Dual Chamber (DDD) Pacemaker Therapy of Children With Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyop...

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001396
First Posted: November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2017
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Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  Purpose

Several studies have shown that specialized pacemaking devices (DDD pacing) can improve the symptoms associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in adults. In addition, studies have also shown that specialized pacemaking devices (DDD pacing) can improve conditions of HCM in children. However, growth of the body and organs, including the heart, is very rapid during childhood. Therefore the long-term effects of DDD pacing in children are unknown.

The purpose of this study is to examine the growth rate and nutrition of children with HCM. Due to this heart condition and the restrictions that are often placed on the child's activity level, children with HCM may grow at a slower rat and may have a greater tendency to be overweight.

Children participating in the study will have their growth rate and nutritional status measured before the study begins and throughout the course of the study.

Findings in this research study will not directly benefit the patients participating in it. However, information gathered as a result of this study may lead to improvements in the management of children with HCM in the future.


Condition Intervention Phase
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Device: Paragon Pacemaker Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Children: Natural History and Results of Dual Chamber (DDD) Pacemaker Therapy

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: October 6, 1993
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 23, 2008
Detailed Description:
Several studies have shown that dual chamber (DDD) pacemaker therapy relieves LV outflow obstruction and improves symptoms in most adult patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It is however, uncertain whether DDD pacing will be efficacious in children with obstructive HCM, because of evolving cardiac morphology and increased LV hypertrophy and outflow obstruction associated with rapid body growth. We propose to monitor clinical progress, and cardiac morphologic and hemodynamic changes over several years following implantation of a DDD pacemaker in children who present with obstructive HCM between the ages of 5 to 15 years. Functional status, myocardial ischemia, arrhythmias, and LV outflow obstruction will be evaluated by exercise tests, echocardiography, thallium scintigraphy, Holter monitoring, electrophysiologic and cardiac catheterization studies. The results of pacemaker therapy will be compared with the findings in a cohort of young patients with obstructive HCM who elect not to be treated with DDD pacemaker.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 20 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA: DDD Pacemaker Therapy

Children of either gender, aged 5 to 15 years.

Presence of LV hypertrophy and LV outflow obstruction.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA: DDD Pacemaker Therapy

Other systemic disease that prevent evaluation by echocardiography or cardiac catheterization.

Chronic atrial fibrillation.

Positive pregnancy test.

INCLUSION CRITERIA: Cohort Study

Children of either gender, 5 to 20 years (children greater than 15 years will be included if there is access to reliable previous catheterization data).

Presence of LV hypertrophy and LV obstruction.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Cohort Study

Other systemic disease that prevent evaluation by echocardiography or cardiac catheterization.

Chronic atrial fibrillation.

Positive pregnancy test.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001396


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001396     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 940001
94-H-0001
First Submitted: November 3, 1999
First Posted: November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2017
Last Verified: July 23, 2008

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Pacemaker
Pediatric
Obstructive HCM

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiomyopathies
Hypertrophy
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Aortic Stenosis, Subvalvular
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Heart Valve Diseases