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Antero-Posterior Versus Antero-Lateral Electrode Position for Electrical Cardioversion of Typical Atrial Flutter

2014-07-24 14:14:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of this study is to identify the one electrode position out of two most commonly used for external electrical cardioversion of typical atrial flutter, which needs less delivered energy and less needed number of shocks for successful cardioversion.

Description

Typical atrial flutter is the second-most prevalent atrial tachyarrhythmia. No guidelines for treatment exist and few studies investigate treatment of atrial flutter. Mostly, guidelines for atrial fibrillation are followed for treatment of atrial flutter. Atrial flutter has a different pathomechanism as atrial fibrillation, therefore special guidelines for treatment are needed. Among drug treatment and ablation procedures, external electrical cardioversion is commonly used, especially for treatment of acute symptomatic patients. This study may help to further define safe and successful procedures for electrical cardioversion of atrial flutter.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Atrial Flutter

Intervention

external electrical cardioversion (with antero-posterior electrode position), external electrical cardioversion (with antero-lateral electrode position)

Location

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Heart Center
Hamburg
Germany
20246

Status

Terminated

Source

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:14:03-0400

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