Patient Expectations After Implantable-cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00845390
: February 18, 2009
Last Update Posted
: April 27, 2012
University of California, San Francisco
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rita Redberg, University of California, San Francisco
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
ICD Clinic patients
All patients are eligible for inclusion. We hope to acquire a wide range of ages but are not limited to a specific set.