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REmote MOnitoring Transmission Evaluation of IPGs (REMOTE-IPG)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2008
Last updated: April 7, 2015
Last verified: April 2015

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential clinical and economic benefits of using CareLink remote management for pacemaker follow-up.

Study Objectives include:

  1. To determine clinician perceived quality of care for CareLink remote follow-up.
  2. To determine patient satisfaction with CareLink follow-up.
  3. To estimate the time required to perform patient follow-up via CareLink remote transmissions.
  4. To determine the percentage of regular CareLink follow-ups that do not require further in-clinic review of the patient.
  5. To estimate potential patient cost avoidance for one year of follow up incorporating CareLink.
  6. To evaluate compliance to scheduled CareLink transmissions with the remote management system

This is a non-randomized, multi-center, prospective study in which 120 patients who have a pacemaker are enrolled into the study and receive a CareLink monitor. Patients will replace their regularly scheduled pacemaker clinic follow-up visits with a CareLink remote transmission for 12months.

Patients will require a test transmission within 1 month after they receive their CareLink monitor. Afterwards, patients are followed via CareLink transmissions as per their usual clinic schedule for 12 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pacemaker Other: CareLink Remote Monitoring Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: REmote MOnitoring Transmission Evaluation of IPGs

Further study details as provided by Medtronic:

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: March 2008
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Pacemaker Patients
Other: CareLink Remote Monitoring
Substitution of CareLink Remote Monitoring of Pacemakers for in-clinic pacemaker follow-up visits


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received a market released Medtronic pacemaker with automatic threshold management features for all active leads.
  • Patients who have been implanted with their current pacemaker for at least 3 months.
  • Patients who are willing, or who have caregivers willing, to use the Medtronic CareLink Monitor.
  • Patients who are willing and able to sign an IRB/MEC approved patient informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients participating in another study that would affect the objectives of this study
  • Patients who have already previously used a Medtronic CareLink Monitor.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00631709

Canada, British Columbia
Kelowna General Hospital
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Canada, Ontario
Southlake Regional Hospital
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Canada, Quebec
CHUQ, L'Hotel Dieu de Quebec
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medtronic Identifier: NCT00631709     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REMOTE-IPG 2008
Study First Received: March 3, 2008
Last Updated: April 7, 2015 processed this record on September 25, 2017