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Feasibility Study of Remote Support for Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG)/Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implant

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure Identifier:
First received: March 11, 2013
Last updated: April 23, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

The purpose of this study is to gain real world, live implant experience with the remote implant support system. This system is intended to provide the technical support for device implants from a remote location through telepresence (audio and video) and remote control. Specifically, the goals of this study are to corroborate bench testing, assess the performance of the system, gain understanding of the workflows, customer experience, and logistics.

The intent of the remote support model is to provide the same support that would typically be provided by a local support person, only remotely. As such, the remote support person would only perform actions that a local support person would routinely do under the direction of a physician. This may involve observing patient data, providing technical support and advice, and performing testing and device reprogramming via remote control of the programmer.

Condition Intervention
Bradycardia Sudden Cardiac Arrest Other: Remote Implant Support Capability

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Remote Implant Support

Further study details as provided by Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • System Integrity [ Time Frame: At implant ]
    Percentage of patients whose implantable devices with clinically equivalent programming by remote support and local support.

  • Successful Support [ Time Frame: At implant ]
    Percentage of implant attempts with successful support. If the local support person does not participate in any part of the surgery, other than observing, then the remote support will be called a success.

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: December 2013
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Remote Implant Support
Implant supported through remote implant support capability
Other: Remote Implant Support Capability
Use of audio and video telepresence and remote control of device programmer to allow implant to be supported from a remote location


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Planned IPG implant or planned ICD (without CRT) implant
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pacing dependency
  • Defibrillation threshold testing planned
  • Basal ventricular rate >110 beats per minute
  • Younger than 18 years
  • Pregnant
  • Currently involved in another IPG or ICD related clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01809652

United States, Tennessee
Centennial Heart
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure
  More Information

Responsible Party: Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure Identifier: NCT01809652     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Remote Implant Support
Study First Received: March 11, 2013
Last Updated: April 23, 2014

Keywords provided by Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure:
Remote Consultation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Pathologic Processes
Death, Sudden
Death processed this record on August 22, 2017