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Patient Expectations After Implantable-cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rita Redberg, University of California, San Francisco Identifier:
First received: February 17, 2009
Last updated: April 26, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
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.

Defibrillators, Implantable

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Official Title: Patient Expectations After ICD Implantation

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Rita Redberg, University of California, San Francisco:

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

Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
ICD Patients
ICD patients


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.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00845390

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 Identifier: NCT00845390     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHR #08033561
Study First Received: February 17, 2009
Last Updated: April 26, 2012 processed this record on June 22, 2017