T-Wave Alternans in Acute Myocardial Infarction: An Evaluation of the Time of Testing on Its Prognostic Accuracy
T-wave alternans is an electrocardiographic finding that has been shown to predict the occurrence of future cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a heart attack. What is unknown about T-wave alternans testing is when is the best time to perform the test. In most studies, T-wave alternans testing is conducted 4 weeks or more after a heart attack. It is unknown if T-wave alternans testing performed prior to hospital discharge in heart attack patients is reliable. The objective of this project is to determine the diagnostic accuracy of T-wave alternans testing performed prior to hospital discharge and again at 30 days after hospital discharge in patients who have suffered a heart attack.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Creighton University Medical Center
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00589849
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the anterior wall of the heart is involved. Anterior wall myocardial infarction is often caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. It can be categorized as anteroseptal or anterolateral wall myocardial infarction.
Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction
MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the inferior wall of the heart is involved. It is often caused by occlusion of the right coronary artery.
Heart Rupture, Post-infarction
Laceration or tearing of cardiac tissues appearing after MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
A malformation that is characterized by a muscle bridge over a segment of the CORONARY ARTERIES. Systolic contractions of the muscle bridge can lead to narrowing of coronary artery; coronary compression; MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH.
Acute Coronary Syndrome
An episode of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA that generally lasts longer than a transient anginal episode but that does not usually result in MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
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