Health Consequences of the Burden of Atrial Fibrillation (SwissAF-BURDEN)

  • End date
    Sep 30, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Updated on 7 June 2022
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The Swiss-AF-BURDEN study will be embedded in the follow-up visits of the Swiss-AF cohort study. The research question of the current atrial fibrillation burden will be answered by using 7-day Holter-ECG recordings and continuous implanted loop recorder recording, whereas cardiac MRI examination will give results about cardiac dimensions and function. The 7-day Holter ECG will be repeated after one year. The cMRI will be performed separately or directly after the brain MRI to minimize the additional burden for the patients. Only a subsample of 100 patients will additionally receive ILR for 2 years.

Condition Atrial Fibrillation, Burden
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05389228
SponsorUniversity Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
Last Modified on7 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Swiss-AF study patient
Paroxysmal or persistent AF

Exclusion Criteria

Permanent AF
Swiss-AF patients not willing or able to undergo 7-day Holter monitoring
Specifically for cMRI: Pregnant women or women of child-bearing age without a prior negative pregnancy test
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