Clnical Trials and Research

The Emory Heart & Vascular Center is dedicated to the development of new technology and therapy for heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and arrhythmias. Emory’s experience and expertise in arrhythmia management allow us to lead and participate in national arrhythmia clinical trials and gives us the opportunity to access the newest advances in arrhythmia treatment technology.

Arrhythmia Clinical Trials at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Evaluation of the WATCHMAN LAA Closure Device in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Versus Long Term Warfarin Therapy (PREVAIL)

This is a prospective, randomized, multicenter study to provide additional information on the safety and efficacy of the WATCHMAN LAA Closure Technology.

Primary Outcome Measures: Primary Efficacy Endpoint - The occurrence of stroke, cardiovascular death and systemic embolism.

Principal Investigators: David Delurgio, MD and Angel Leon, MD
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2015
For more information or to enroll contact: Paige Smith, 404-686-7992,

Post-Myocardial Infarction Remodeling Prevention Therapy (PRomPT)
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of pacing as a therapy to prevent adverse remodeling of the myocardium following an acute myocardial infarction (MI) in patients at highest risk for adverse myocardial remodeling.

Primary Outcome Measures: Change in left ventricular end diastolic volume (LVEDV)

Principal Investigator: Angel Leon, MD
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2014
To enroll contact: Susan McCall, 404-686-1825, Paige Smith, 404-686-7992

For more information on specific studies, call Emory’s Electrophysiology Clinical Research Department:

• Emory University Hospital Midtown - 404-686-2504
• Emory University Hospital - 404-712-5592

For a complete listing of clinical trials across the US and the world visit To find a specific arrhythmia related clinical trial at Emory search for "Emory" and "Arrhythmia".  You can also call Emory HealthConnection and they can help find a trial for you 404-778-7777.

Atrial Fibrillation