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Registration number
NCT00232245
Ethics application status
Date submitted
2/10/2005
Date registered
4/10/2005
Date last updated
30/05/2013

Titles & IDs
Public title
Use of Fish Oils to Reduce the Frequency and Duration of Episodes of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.
Scientific title
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
2003.216
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Atrial Fibrillation 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cardiovascular 0 0 0 0
Other cardiovascular diseases

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - Fish oil

Experimental: Fish oil - Patients prescribed 6g/day of fish oil containing total 1.8 g of EPA+DHA in a 1.5:1 ratio

No Intervention: Control - No fish oil exposure


Treatment: Drugs: Fish oil


Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Atrial tachycardia and atrial fibrillation burden
Timepoint [1] 0 0
18 months
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Frequency and duration of atrial tachycardia/fibrillation episodes
Timepoint [1] 0 0
18 months

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
- Patients who have had at least 2 previous episodes of atrial fibrillation and an
implanted pacemaker.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
88 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
- Patients with chronic atrial fibrillation

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 4
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
VIC
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
Royal Melbourne hospital - Melbourne
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
3050 - Melbourne

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
Other
Name
Melbourne Health
Address
Country

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
The purpose of this study is to investigate whether fish oil supplements may reduce the
frequency and duration of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation episodes.

Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition which effects a large percentage of the population .

Atrial fibrillation is a condition frequently experienced by people who have had pacemakers
inserted .

Certain Pacemakers have sophisticated monitoring features that are able to recognise episodes
of atrial fibrillation.

Fish oil supplements may be of benefit to patients with heart problems.Recent evidence
suggests that fish oils may be beneficial to patients with rhythm disturbances.

By interrogating pacemakers this study will investigate the effect of fish oil supplements on
the frequency and duration of episodes of atrial fibrillation.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00232245
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 0 0
Paul Sparks
Address 0 0
Melbourne Health
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 0 0
Address 0 0
Country 0 0
Phone 0 0
Fax 0 0
Email 0 0
Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
Other publications