DF4 Connector System Post-Approval Study

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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First received: July 3, 2012
Last updated: July 24, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate long-term performance of the DF4 Connector System. This evaluation is based on the number of DF4 lead related complications occurring during the study compared to the number of leads enrolled in the study. The DF4 systems will be followed for 5 years after implant. This study is required by FDA as a condition of approval of the DF4 Connector systems. This study is conducted within Medtronic's post-market surveillance platform.

Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Sudden Cardiac Death
Heart Failure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: DF4 Connector System Post-Approval Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DF4 Lead Related Complication Rate [ Time Frame: Up to 5 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To demonstrate that the complication-free probability is greater than 92.5% at five years post-implant for the high voltage DF4 lead

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Types of DF4 lead related events [ Time Frame: Up to 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of DF4 lead related events grouped by type

  • Bipolar pacing impedance (ohms) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Summary statistics at 5 years post-implant will be reported.

  • High voltage impedance (ohms) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Summary statistics at 5 years post-implant will be reported

  • Pacing threshold (volts) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The pacing threshold is the minimum electrical stimulus needed to consistently depolarize the heart outside of the heart's refractory period. Summary statistics at 5 years post-implant will be reported.

  • Sensing amplitude (millivolts) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The amplitude of the intrinsic cardiac electrical signals detected by electrodes on the defibrillator lead will be summarized at 5 years post-implant.

Estimated Enrollment: 1778
Study Start Date: January 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients intended to be implanted or are within 30 days post-implant of a DF4 Connector System with a Medtronic DF4 lead. All subjects must meet Inclusion criteria and none of the Exclusion criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject or legally authorized representative provides written authorization and/or consent per institution and geographical requirements
  • Subject is intended to be implanted or is within 30 days post-implant of a DF4 Connector System with a Medtronic DF4 lead used for a pacing, sensing and/or defibrillation application

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject who is, or will be inaccessible for follow-up at a study site
  • Subject with exclusion criteria required by local law (Europe, Central Asia [ECA] only)
  • Implant and follow-up data, including any adverse device effects and system modifications at implant through the time of enrollment are unavailable
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01638897

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Responsible Party: Medtronic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01638897     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DF4 
Study First Received: July 3, 2012
Last Updated: July 24, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
Canada: Ethics Review Committee

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Tachycardia, Ventricular
Ventricular Fibrillation
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Cardiovascular Diseases
Death, Sudden
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 30, 2016