Biventricular Pacing in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy After Aortic Valve Replacement

Brief Summary

Official Title: “Biventricular Pacing in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy After Aortic Valve Replacement”

Biventricular Pacing has been shown an improvement of symptoms in patients with heart failure.

A temporary pacing is necessary in patients after cardiac procedures. In patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a single right ventricular pacing can decrease the cardiac output and blood pressure.

The investigators propose that biventricular pacing in these patients and conditions results in an improvement of symptoms instead of single right pacing.

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Study Primary Completion Date: August 2014

Interventions Used in this Clinical Trial

  • Procedure: additional temporary pacewire
    • Placement of an additional pacing wire on the left side of the heart after aortic valve replacement in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Arms, Groups and Cohorts in this Clinical Trial

  • Experimental: Biventricular pacing

Outcome Measures for this Clinical Trial

Primary Measures

  • Cardiac output
    • Time Frame: intraoperative
      Safety Issue?: Yes

Criteria for Participation in this Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Aortic valve replacement

Exclusion Criteria

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Pericarditis
  • postoperative low output
  • Preoperative permanent pacemaker placement

Gender Eligibility for this Clinical Trial: Both

Minimum Age for this Clinical Trial: 18 Years

Maximum Age for this Clinical Trial: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted for this Clinical Trial: No

Clinical Trial Investigator Information

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Arndt-H. Kiessling, PI – Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals


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