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Choosing the Right Pacing Mode in Heart Failure - The CHOICE Trial (CHOICE)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 11, 2017
Chest, Heart and Stroke Association Scotland
Abbott Medical Devices
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AChoy, University of Dundee

Brief Summary:

The aim of the study is to see if biventricular pacemakers offer any advantage over conventional pacemakers in patients with heart failure who require pacemakers. The endpoints will be the 6 minute walking distance along with markers of cardiovascular function.

The investigators' hypothesis is that biventricular pacing is preferable to conventional pacing in these heart failure patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Device: Bi Ventricular Pacing Device: Right Ventricular Pacing Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 22 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: CHOosing the rIght paCing Mode in Heart failurE : Should Heart Failure Patients With Bradycardia Receive Biventricular Pacemakers Rather Than Conventional Pacemakers?
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Failure

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Biventricular Pacing
Device: Bi Ventricular Pacing
Active Comparator: 2
Right Ventricular Pacing
Device: Right Ventricular Pacing

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 6 minute hall walk test [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Endothelial Function [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months ]
  2. Cardiac Output [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
  2. Atrio-ventricular node disease.
  3. Anticipated to be more than 40% paced, (including patients in permanent atrial fibrillation).
  4. Ability to walk independently (walking aid permitted).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients meeting criteria for CRT by current guidelines will be excluded.
  2. Life expectancy less than12 months.
  3. Inability to walk independently.
  4. Patients not likely to be compliant with follow-up.
  5. Bradyarrhythmia due with sino-atrial disease only.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00875732

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United Kingdom
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
Dundee, UK, United Kingdom, DD1 9SY
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Dundee
Chest, Heart and Stroke Association Scotland
Abbott Medical Devices

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Responsible Party: AChoy, Dr. Anna Maria Choy, University of Dundee Identifier: NCT00875732     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ELD001
First Posted: April 3, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 11, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017
Keywords provided by AChoy, University of Dundee:
atrioventricular block
Cardiac Resynchronization
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases