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Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials


Description: To assess the efficacy and safety of a transseptal approach to left ventricular ablation compared to a retrograde aortic approach to prevent cerebral emboli and neurocognitive decline in adults with ventricular tachycardia (VT) and/or premature ventricular contractions (PVCs).
Keywords: Arrhythmia, Cardiac Ablation, Cerebral emboli
Principal Investigator: Jared Bunch

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Utah Cardiac Recovery (UCAR) - SHOCK Registry

Description: During the last two decades the incidence of acute cardiogenic shock has declined from 12-13% to 5-6% [1]. The increased usage of primary percutaneous coronary interventions has likely played a role in this decline [1]. Despite the reduction in the incidence of cardiogenic shock, the mortality is still around 50% [1, 2]. The high mortality rate of cardiogenic shock has led to the development of se ...

Keywords: Cardiogenic Shock 
Principal Investigator: Stavros Drakos

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Description: We are proposing a multi-center randomized pilot trial, comparing the effectiveness of one stage to two-stage surgical approach for the creation of an upper arm brachial-basilic arteriovenous fistula (BBAVF). The target population are patients on renal replacement therapy who are receiving hemodialysis (HD) with central venous catheters (CVCs) at the time of the surgery and are candidates for a ...

Keywords: dialysis, surgery, arteriovenous fistula, brachio-basilic fistula
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Brooke

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