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Omaha, Nebraska 68131


Purpose:

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.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Acute MI confirmed by electrocardiographic and or/ enzymatic criteria - Patients with a left ventricular ejection fraction of 45% or less Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with (1) atrial fibrillation, (2) pacemaker rhythm, (3) left bundle branch block, (4) class III-IV heart failure, (5) inability to achieve a target heart rate with exercise or handgrip stress or (6) spontaneous sustained ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation will be excluded - Patients with recurrent angina pectoris, MI, coronary revascularization, or any other adverse cardiovascular event in the 30 days following their initial MI will also be excluded


NCT ID:

NCT00589849


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Aryan Mooss, MD
Creighton University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Omaha, Nebraska 68131
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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