Rapid Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Strategy

2019-09-23 04:51:45 | BioPortfolio


Prospective, randomized, open-label clinical trial studying the treatment of new onset atrial fibrillation in critically ill patients with septic shock. Patients will be assigned to rhythm vs rate control strategies with various outcome measures assessed.


Data have demonstrated that critically ill patients with septic shock who develop atrial fibrillation suffer a greater likelihood of death and other complications when compared with patients who remain in sinus rhythm, however, little evidence exists to inform treatment strategies in this population. Ours is a pilot study evaluating rhythm vs rate control strategies in patients with septic shock and respiratory failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation who develop new onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF). Design will be prospective, randomized, open-label. Patients in the rhythm control arm will receive IV amiodarone infusion followed by attempt at electrical cardioversion within 24 hours development of NOAF. Those in the rate control arm will receive negative chronotropic agents (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, amiodarone, or digoxin) at the discretion of the treating physician. Available patient data will be collected for a total of 180 days following enrollment, and outcomes assessed will include ICU length of stay, ventilator free days, and time on vasopressors

Study Design


New Onset Atrial Fibrillation


Amiodarone in Parenteral Dosage Form, Amiodarone Pill, Direct Current Cardioversion (DCC), Rate-control therapy


Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Baton Rouge
United States


Not yet recruiting


Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-23T04:51:45-0400

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