Predictors for Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation After Electrical Cardioversion (PRE-ELECTRIC)

  • End date
    Dec 10, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Vestre Viken Hospital Trust
Updated on 30 January 2022
persistent atrial fibrillation


In patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), electrical cardioversion is very effective in restoring sinus rhythm if modern, biphasic cardioverters are used. However, approximately 50 per cent of the successfully cardioverted patients experience a recurrence of AF within a few weeks. Therefore, valid predictors for AF recurrence would be of great clinical relevance, to avoid unnecessary procedures.

In the PRE-ELECTRIC study, we will investigate the predictive value of potential new biomarkers with respect to AF recurrence within 30 days after electrical cardioversion. We will investigate serum and plasma biomarkers, electrocardiological markers and echocardiographic variables in this respect. The study will be undertaken as a prospective cohort study at Brum Hospital, Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, with national and international collaborators.

Condition Atrial Fibrillation
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03346863
SponsorVestre Viken Hospital Trust
Last Modified on30 January 2022


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Patients > 18 years referred for electrical cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillation
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Patients < 18 years
Patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
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