Cost-Effectiveness of Routine Follow-up Visits in Patients With a Pacemaker: The Followpace Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00135174|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2008 by UMC Utrecht.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 25, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 17, 2008
|Condition or disease|
|Arrhythmia Heart Diseases|
Specific objectives :
- To determine the incidence of complications occurring in the first year after implantation of a pacemaker.
- To determine the quality of life at one year after pacemaker implantation in comparison with the quality of life before implantation.
- To determine which baseline (patient and pacemaker related) characteristics measured during implantation are prognostic predictors for the occurrence of complications and quality of life after one year.
- To determine which characteristics measured during follow-up visits truly have added predictive value, and to what extent.
- To determine to what extent responsibilities for pacemaker check-up can be safely delegated to non-cardiologists (e.g. pacemaker technicians or manufacturers' delegates).
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1526 participants|
|Official Title:||Cost-Effectiveness of Routine Follow-up Visits in Patients With a Pacemaker: The FOLLOWPACE Study|
|Study Start Date :||September 2003|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2012|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00135174
|Julius Center for Primary Care and Health Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht|
|Utrecht, Netherlands, 3508 GA|
|Study Chair:||Norbert van Hemel, M.D.||University of Utrecht, Julius Center for Primary Care and Health Sciences|
|Study Chair:||Karel G Moons, PhD||University of Utrecht, Julius Center for Primary Care and Health Sciences|
|Study Chair:||Diederick E Grobbee, M.D.||University of Utrecht, Julius Center for Primary Care and Health Sciences|