Study Status: 
Study Description: 

IRB Protocol #: 1703018038

Overview: The purpose of this study is to discover genetic factors that may cause idiopathic PVCs or VT. Previous studies have found some abnormal genes in the heart muscle cells of patients with idiopathic PVCs or VT, but currently it is not known exactly which abnormal genes cause idiopathic PVCs or VT, or how they create the conditions in the heart muscle cells that lead to this condition. The findings of this study may help us understand how this cardiac condition comes about, and may ultimately lead to new treatments for this (and possibly other) heart rhythm disorders.

Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), a condition in which extra, abnormal heartbeats beginning in one of your heart's lower chambers (ventricles) disrupt your regular heart rhythm. Because the cause of your PVCs cannot be determined, the term “idiopathic” is used to describe them. If PVCs occur for 3 or more consecutive heartbeats, they are considered to be a case of ventricular tachycardia (VT), a type of heart rhythm disorder in which the ventricles beat too quickly.

This trial is not funded.

To be eligible, patients must:  

  • Be greater than 18
  • Have been diagnosed with idiopathic PVCs or VT

Patients cannot participate if they have:

  • Not been diagnosed with idiopathic PVCs or VT

Gene Analysis of Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia


Dr. Bruce Lerman
Principle Investigator
Phone: (212) 746-2169

Rosa Chu
Research Coordinator
Phone: 212-746-4857

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