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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Ventricular Arrhythmias or Cardiac Death
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy reduces mortality in patients with chronic heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <36%. Nevertheless, patient selection for ICD therapy based on LVEF and NYHA functional class alone seems to have a low specificity and sensitivity: In 100 patients treated, the SCD-HeFT study prevented 7 deaths in 5 years. Therefore 93 patients have a risk of adverse effects, such as operation risk, infection, pneumothorax, lead dislocation, and inadequate icd therapy. On the other hand, patients with advanced or end stage heart failure might rather die off progressive heart failure death and thus not benefit from ICD therapy. It therefore seems appropriate and necessary to improve the individualized risk stratification in these patients. The aim of this study is to evaluate multiple cardiac biomarkers in a model predicting ventricular arrhythmias in patients on ICD therapy.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01594073. The sponsor of the trial is Hannover Medical School and it is looking for 500 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Evaluation of Novel Biomarkers to Improve Risk Stratification and Patient Selection in ICD Therapy