Canadian Registry of ICD Implant Testing Procedures
To document practices in Canadian ICD implant centres around defibrillation therapy efficacy testing.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Canadian Registry of ICD Implant Testing Procedures|
- to systematically collect and quanitfy characteristics of ICD implant procedures in Canadian Hospitals [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
To document types of defibrillation testing (DFT) procedures are in current use in Canada, rates of use an dno use of DFT testing, medical indications for non use of DFT testing, rate of successful testing of first lead configuration, rates and types of complications from DFT testing, costs of implant procedures and the costs associated with DFT testing, short term outcomes of patients with different types of implant procedures.