Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

Clinical Trials in Progress

The electrophysiologists in the Stanford Arrhythmia Service are dedicated to advancing the treatment of arrhythmia, through the teaching of other doctors, and the never-ending pursuit of new treatment methods that are even safer and more effective for our patients.

We conduct regular clinical trials, and we're frequently seeking participants for active or upcoming trials. Browse our list of active clinical trials to learn more:

Clinical Trial

Actively Recruiting

Staged DEEP Trial: Feasibility trial of a staged epicardial & endocardial approach for treatment of patients with persistent or long standing persistent atrial fibrillation with radiofrequency ablation

Yes
For more information, please click here.

Pivotal Clinical Study of the CardioFocus Endoscopic Ablation System - Adaptive Contact (EAS-AC) (HeartLight) in Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (PAF)

Yes
For more information, please click here.

Intracardiac CrYoablation for AtrioVentricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia

Yes
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CABANA: Catheter Ablation Versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial. This is a randomized clinical trial comparing medication vs ablation in atrial fibrillation (NHLBI)

Yes
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Analysis of Extracted Pacemaker and ICD Lead-Derived Tissue. The purpose of this study is to understand the cellular, molecular and physical properties of tissue derived from extracted pacemaker and ICD leads.

Yes
For more information, speak with your EP MD prior to lead extraction.

EP suite protoype for X-ray based device.

Yes
For more information, speak with your EP MD prior to your procedure.

ACTIVE CLINICAL TRIALS – NO LONGER RECRUITING:

Clinical Trial

Investigator

Arrhythmia/Device

Decision making in implantable defibrillator treatment. The purpose of this survey study is to understand the decision making process of patients prior to being implanted with a cardiac defibrillator.

 

Implantable defibrillator (ICD)

Effect of T-Wave Dispersion on ULV and DFT. A method of device testing during ICD generator changes or new ICD or biventricular ICD implants. (Partial support - Medtronic)

Henry Hsia, MD

Implantable defibrillator (ICD)

Hansen Trial: Using the Hansen robot versus manual positioning of the ThermoCool catheter in atrial fibrillation ablations. The purpose is to asses the safety and performance of the robotic system during atrial fibrillation ablations.

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

RF Ablation

CAP-AF Continued Access Trial/Continued Access Protocol for the Evaluation of Catheter Cryoablation
In Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. (Medtronic)

Paul Wang, MD
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

Atrial Fibrillation / Ablation

AcuNav - Assessment of the the Utility of Intracardiac Echocardiographic Imaging of Cardiac Structures Using the Siemens AcuNav V 3D Catheter.

Amin Al-Ahmad, MD

3D Imaging catheter used during EP study or procedure

Additionally, a number of retrospective trials (LA myopathy, mechanisms of VT, phlebitis in amiodarone) are ongoing in the EP group.

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