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Patient Expectations After Implantable-cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845390
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study will be a qualitative survey to understand the expectations of defibrillator patients with regards to their device. It is unknown what ICD (implantable-cardioverter defibrillator) patients understand about their device and its purpose, thus we will be talking to them about their device. Also, we will be interested in studying their beliefs on how the ICD impacts their life expectancy and quality of life.

Condition or disease
Defibrillators, Implantable

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Official Title: Patient Expectations After ICD Implantation
Study Start Date : December 2008
Primary Completion Date : August 2009
Study Completion Date : August 2009

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Groups and Cohorts

ICD Patients
ICD patients

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Why did you have an ICD implanted? [ Time Frame: after ICD implantation ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
ICD Clinic patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients are eligible for inclusion. We hope to acquire a wide range of ages but are not limited to a specific set.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-English speakers will be excluded.
Contacts and Locations

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United States, California
UCSF Arrhythmia and Device Clinic
San Francisco, California, United States, 94143
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Principal Investigator: Rita F Redberg, M.D. University of California, San Francisco
More Information

Responsible Party: Rita Redberg, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C., University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHR #08033561
First Posted: February 18, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012