Last updated on June 2020

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Versus Optimal Medical Therapy In Patients With Variant Angina Manifesting as Aborted Sudden Cardiac Death


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Sudden Cardiac Death | Prinzmetal Angina
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Patients experienced successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest due to documented ventricular fibrillation or sustained rapid ventricular tachycardia
  • Diagnosed as variant angina, defined by spontaneous coronary spasm with ST elevation (0.1mV) in the coronary angiogram and/or documented coronary spasm on ergonovine provocation coronary angiography

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant (>50%) coronary artery stenosis on coronary angiography
  • Organic heart disease known to be associated with sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction < 35%)
  • Presence of LV akinesia or aneurysm
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Chronic Heart Failure New York Heart Association functional class III or IV
  • prior history of atrial or ventricular arrhythmia requiring class I or III antiarrhythmic drugs (flecainide, propafenone, amiodarone, sotalol and dronedarone)
  • Prior catheter ablation for ventricular arrhythmia
  • Primary cardiac electrical diseases (long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia)
  • Prior pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • 2nd or 3rd degree AV block not related to coronary ischemia, requiring permanent pacemaker
  • Patients with poor neurologic outcome (defined as cerebral performance category scale 3)
  • Life expectancy <2 years
  • Psychiatric illnesses that may be aggravated by device implantation or that may preclude systematic follow-up

Recruitment Status: Open


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