The Post-Myocardial Infarction Pacing Remodeling Prevention Therapy (PRomPT) Trial: Design and Rationale

Eugene S. Chung, Trent M. Fischer, Fred Kueffer, Inder S. Anand, Jeroen J. Bax, Michael R. Gold, Robert C. Gorman, Heinz Theres, James E. Udelson, Branislav Stancak, Jesper H. Svendsen, Gregg W. Stone, Angel Leon

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Background Despite considerable improvements in the medical management of patients with myocardial infarction (MI), patients with large MI still have substantial risk of developing heart failure. In the early post-MI setting, implantable cardioverter defibrillators have reduced arrhythmic deaths but have no impact on overall mortality. Therefore, additional interventions are required to further reduce the overall morbidity and mortality of patients with large MI. Methods The Pacing Remodeling Prevention Therapy (PRomPT) trial is designed to study the effects of peri-infarct pacing in preventing adverse post-MI remodeling. Up to 120 subjects with peak creatine phosphokinase >3,000 U/L (or troponin T >10 μg/L) at time of MI will be randomized to either dual-site or single-site biventricular pacing with the left ventricular lead implanted in a peri-infarct region or to a nonimplanted control group. Those randomized to a device will be blinded to the pacing mode, but randomization to a device or control cannot be blinded. Subjects randomized to pacing will have the device implanted within 10 days of MI. The primary objective is to assess the change in left ventricular end-diastolic volume from baseline to 18 months. Secondary objectives are to assess changes in clinical and mechanistic parameters between the groups, including rates of hospitalization for heart failure and cardiovascular events, the incidence of sudden cardiac death and all-cause mortality, New York Heart Association functional class, 6-minute walking distance, and quality of life. Conclusions The PRomPT trial will provide important evidence regarding the potential of peri-infarct pacing to interrupt adverse remodeling in patients with large MI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3481
Pages (from-to)601-607
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of cardiac failure
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2015


  • Myocardial infarction
  • adverse remodeling
  • heart failure
  • pacing


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