An irregular heartbeat—whether too fast or too slow—is referred to clinically as an arrhythmia. Types of arrhythmias include atrial fibrillation (A-fib), bradycardia, tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation, among others.

Depending on the type of arrhythmia, patients may need to take a blood thinner such as aspirin, warfarin, or novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) to prevent a stroke. Others may require an implanted pacemaker to correct the heart’s rhythm or a defibrillator to treat potentially lethal arrhythmias. Some patients with A-fib can be treated with a device that is implanted to permanently close the left atrial appendage, thereby reducing stroke risk and potentially allowing some patients to stop taking long-term anti-stroke medications.

CRF is involved in the design and implementation of novel devices and adjunctive therapies for arrhythmias. Our robust ECG core lab has the capabilities to collect and analyze thousands of electrocardiograms as well as Holter monitors, etc.

Relevant CTC Service Areas for Arrhythmia

  • Trial Design
  • Protocol Development
  • Data Management
  • Statistics And Programming
  • Echocardiography Core Lab
  • Hemodynamic Core Lab
  • CT Core Lab
  • CEC
  • DSMB
  • Medical Writing
  • Extended Database Management and Analysis

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