Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition atrial fibrillation
Treatment implantable cardiac monitor (confirm(r)icm model 2102)
Phase phase 4
Sponsor Population Health Research Institute
Collaborator St. Jude Medical
Start date December 2012
End date July 2016
Trial size 250 participants
Trial identifier NCT01694394, ASSERT-II

Summary

The primary objective of the study is to determine the rate of detection of sub-clinical atrial fibrillation (≥ 5 minutes)within an average of 12 months following implant of the St. Jude Medical Confirm(R) Implantable Cardiac Monitor in patients with known cardiovascular risk factors and left atrial enlargement, but without prior AF.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Arm
Single arm cohort will receive Implantable Cardiac Monitor for continuous monitoring over the study follow-up period to determine incidence of sub-clinical atrial fibrillation.
implantable cardiac monitor (confirm(r)icm model 2102) St. Jude Medical Confirm(R)ICM model 2102

Primary Outcomes

Measure
First atrial fibrillation episode at least 5 minutes in duration
time frame: over maximum follow-up of 18 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria Patients will be eligible for inclusion if they meet both of the following: 1. Age ≥ 65, plus: - CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥ 2 Or - Obstructive sleep apnea (documented by polysomnography, ambulatory oximetry, positive Berlin Questionnaire or requiring the use of CPAP/BiPAP) Or - BMI > 30 2. Echocardiographic or biochemical evidence of increased risk of AF: - Left atrial enlargement on a clinical echocardiography at any time prior to enrollment ( defined as LA volume ≥ 58 ml or LA diameter of ≥ 4.4 cm) Or - Serum NT-ProBNP ≥ 290 pg/mL Exclusion Criteria 1. Previously documented history of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter 2. Current chronic treatment with oral anticoagulation (i.e. those on peri-operative prophylaxis would be eligible) 3. Patient with implanted pacemaker or defibrillator with an atrial lead 4. Definitive plan for cardiac surgery in the next 6 months (patients who are having coronary angiography with a possibility of cardiac surgery are still eligible)

Additional Information

Official title Prevalence of Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Cardiac Monitor in Patient With Cardiovascular Risk Factors (ASSERT-II)
Principal investigator Jeff Healey, M.D.
Description Title of Study Prevalence of Sub-Clinical Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Cardiac Monitor in Patients with Cardiovascular Risk Factors (ASSERT-II) Short Title ASSERT-II Study Sponsor Population Health Research Institute (Grant in Aid from St. Jude Medical, Inc.) Principal Investigators Dr. J. Healey, Dr. S. Connolly, Dr. M. Alings Central Coordinating Centre Population Health Research Institute Recruitment and Participating Clinical Sites 250 patients from approximately 30 Sites Phase/Regulatory Status Phase IV - Cohort Study Hypothesis Among elderly patients with cardiovascular risk factors and a left atrial diameter ≥ 4.4 cm, but without prior clinical AF, an implanted continuous ECG monitor (St. Jude Medical Confirm® Implantable Cardiac Monitor) will detect subclinical AF (≥ 5 minutes in duration) in 12% or more of patients during an average follow-up of 12 months. Study Objectives Primary Objectives: 1. To determine the rate of detection of sub-clinical atrial AF (≥ 5 minutes) within an average of 12 months following implant of the St. Jude Medical Confirm® Implantable Cardiac Monitor in patients with known cardiovascular risk factors and left atrial enlargement, but without prior AF. Secondary Objectives 1. To determine if the incidence of sub-clinical AF is higher among patients whose left atrial volume is above the median value observed in this study. 2. To determine the relationship between left atrial volume (continuous variable) and the risk of sub-clinical AF. 3. To evaluate other potential predictors of sub-acute AF in this population including: baseline troponin-T, baseline NT-pro-BNP as well as clinical and other echocardiographic parameters. 4. To develop a preliminary economic analysis to evaluate the potential cost-effectiveness of screening this patient population with an Implantable Cardiac Monitor as a means of preventing stroke. Study Design Cohort study to determine the prevalence of sub-clinical AF in an elderly population with common cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension and diabetes. Patients with echocardiographic evidence of atrial enlargement will be enrolled and have the St. Jude Medical Confirm® Implantable Cardiac Monitor (Confirm® ICM) subcutaneously implanted. To reduce costs, in most cases the implant will be done in conjunction with other planned surgery or heart catheterization. PHRI: CONFIDENTIAL Final Version 2.0:2012-06-18 Page 4 of 24 Participants/Study Duration Total of 250 participants will be enrolled over 16 months. The last patient enrolled will have 9 months of follow-up, for a total study duration of approximately 25 months. Clinic visits will occur at enrolment and months 3, 6 and 9. A final visit will take place at 18 months of follow-up, or after the last patient enrolled has been followed for 9 months (whichever comes first). Study Population Patients with known cardiovascular risk factors and left atrial enlargement, with no prior documented AF. Intervention St. Jude Medical Confirm® Implantable Cardiac Monitor (Confirm® ICM) Enrollment and Follow-up Eligible and consenting patients will be enrolled and have the Confirm® ICM implanted. The implant may take place in conjunction with pre-planned non-cardiac surgery, heart catheterization, or as a stand-alone procedure. Follow-up visits will occur at month 3, 6 and 9. A final visit will take place at 18 months of follow-up, or after the last patient enrolled has been followed for 9 months (whichever comes first). Assessment of Outcome Events An independent central adjudication committee comprised of arrhythmia experts will evaluate device-detected AF episodes. Statistical Methodology Determine the incidence of sub-clinical atrial AF (≥ 5 minutes) using the Confirm® ICM. Date of Protocol June 18, 2012
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2015.
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