Safety of Sports for Patients With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
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The registry will obtain information to determine the safety of sports participation for patients with defibrillators (ICDs).
Condition or disease
Patients who are participating in sports who have defibrillators will be invited to participate in a prospective registry to determine the rate of adverse events occurring during sporting activities. Patients will be followed for four years and adverse events quantified. Yale is the coordinating center for this multicenter registry.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
10 Years to 60 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Individuals between the ages of 10 and 60 years who have defibrillators who participate in competitive (organized sports at any level) or dangerous sports.
individuals between the ages of 10 and 60
has a defibrillator
plays a competitive/organized sport more vigorous than golf or bowling or participates in a dangerous sport
children under 10 years (as they engage in primarily recreational sports)
individuals over the age of 60 years (maintain a homogenous population)