Enhanced Diagnostics for Early Detection of Atrial Fibrillation "DETECT-AF"

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Update History

15 Dec '17
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation can only be diagnosed during episodes when the arrhythmia is present. The investigators hypothesize that the activation of the atrial myocardium resulting in the p-wave of the ecg should display abnormalities in diseased atria which are vulnerable for AF.
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Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation can only be diagnosed during episodes when the arrhythmia is present. The investigators hypothesize that the activation of the atrial myocardium resulting in the p-wave of the ecg should display abnormalities in diseased atria which are vulnerable for AF.
The description was updated.
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In the first part of this trial different diagnostic techniques to detect arrythmogenic substrates of atrial fibrillation will be tested. If suitable parameters can be identified, a follow up trial to identify patients at risk for AF will be conducted before a stroke happens. Parameters tested are 1. Electrophysiological differences between patients with paroxysmal AF and no history of AF 2. "Vascular Stiffness" detected by an iPhone app All patients will undergo a cardiogoniometrie and a pulse wave analysis with an iPhone. Each exam takes 5 minutes.
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In the first part of this trial different diagnostic techniques to detect arrythmogenic substrates of atrial fibrillation will be tested. If suitable parameters can be identified, a follow up trial to identify patients at risk for AF will be conducted before a stroke happens. Parameters tested are 1. Electrophysiological differences between patients with paroxysmal AF and no history of AF 2. "Vascular Stiffness" detected by an iPhone app All patients will undergo a cardiogoniometrie and a pulse wave analysis with an iPhone. Each exam takes 5 minutes.
The gender criteria for eligibility was updated to "All."
21 Oct '15
A location was updated in Basel.
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The overall status was removed for Universityhospital.