Combined serratus anterior plane block and transversus thoracis plane block for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Targeting 3 different conditionsCombined serratus anterior plane block and transversus thoracis plane block +1 moreN/AWaitlist AvailableResearch Sponsored by New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Study Summary

This trial will compare two ways of numbing patients undergoing SICD implantation to see which is more effective at reducing pain.

Eligible Conditions
  • Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Serratus Anterior Plane Block
  • Transversus Thoracis Plane Block


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow ups ~ intraoperative
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and intraoperative for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Postoperative pain score measured
Secondary outcome measures
Block related complications
Intraoperative hemodynamics
Intraoperative pain score measured
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Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Combined serratus anterior plane block and transversus thoracis plane blockExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The study group will receive a combined plane block by a dedicated anesthesia team prior to their procedure. 20 mL of local anesthetic (0.25% bupivacaine) will be injected for the Serratus anterior plane block and another 20 mL of local anesthetic (0.25% bupivacaine) will be injected in transversus thoracis plane block
Group II: Stand local anesthetic infiltrationActive Control1 Intervention
Local anesthetic infiltration of the incision sites will be performed by the cardiologist prior to, and as, necessary during the procedure. The amount of local anesthetic used will be determined intraoperatively by the cardiologist according to the patients' requirements.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist HospitalLead Sponsor
18 Previous Clinical Trials
3,732 Total Patients Enrolled

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the current participant count for this research project?

"Yes, according to, this research project is presently seeking participants. It was initially made available on February 24th 2021 and its details were last updated on April 4th 2022. This study requires a total of 24 volunteers from 1 hospital or clinic."

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Is this research endeavor currently recruiting participants?

"Confirmed, according to data on this medical study is actively looking for participants. This trial was launched on February 24th 2021 and the most recent update occurred April 4th 2022, with a recruitment goal of 24 patients from 1 site."

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~7 spots leftby Sep 2024