The purpose of this study is to compare 2 methods that are each routinely performed as standards of care (a transseptal approach versus a retrograde approach) of performing a procedure, called ablation, to treat abnormal heart rhythm. The study aims to determine the effects that the 2 methods may have on preventing brain problems. Participants will still have the medical procedure they are already planning to have (catheter ablation) to help treat abnormal heart rhythm. They will be randomly assigned to 1 of 2 study groups; one group will have the transseptal approach (Method 1), and the other will have the retrograde approach (Method 2) performed in the ablation procedure.
What is the full name of this clinical trial?
Transseptal vs Retrograde Aortic Ventricular Entry to Reduce Systemic Emboli Multi-center comparative effectiveness randomized clinical trial to assess 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 and/or premature ventricular contractions