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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in the VA System

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01217827
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2010
Results First Posted : December 7, 2016
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Medtronic
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Paul A. Heidenreich, Stanford University

Brief Summary:
Despite being a proven life-saving intervention in appropriately selected individuals, multiple studies continue to demonstrate low implantation of defibrillators in potential candidates. Based upon prior research, a major barrier to low utilization is low referral of potential candidates by healthcare providers. In this study, via brief clinical reminder placed in the electronic medical record, we ask healthcare providers who have not referred potential candidates for defibrillator the reasons for this decision and provide them with the tools for referral if appropriate.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiomyopathies Behavioral: Clinical Reminder Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 89 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Utilization in a Potentially Eligible VA Population
Study Start Date : April 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Clinical Reminder
Reminder of potential candidacy for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. The reminder is placed in the medical record with copy to the primary provider and any cardiologist managing the patient.
Behavioral: Clinical Reminder
No Intervention: Control
This group does not receive an intervention.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Referral for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:Meeting published criteria for receipt of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Exclusion Criteria:provider is not affiliated with the VA health care system


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Locations
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United States, California
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Medtronic
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Paul A. Heidenreich Stanford University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Paul A. Heidenreich, Investigator, Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01217827     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-08102010-6708
IRB 15312
First Posted: October 8, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 7, 2016
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Cardiomyopathies
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases