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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Sudden Cardiac Death, Arrhythmia or Heart Failure
and you are
over 19
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare the two options for management of ICDs (internal cardioverter defibrillators) in patients undergoing procedures with electrocautery: (1) programming ICD therapies "off," or (2) use of a magnet to suspend ICD therapies By comparing these two techniques the investigators hope to demonstrate the efficiency of using an ICD magnet protocol during perioperative management of patients undergoing electrocautery procedures. Secondary purposes are to gain further information on health care resources, incidence of EMI, handoff communications and to document lack of adverse events in either group. Primary objective will be: ICD therapy "off times" will be less with the use of a magnet protocol compared to an "off-on" protocol. Secondary objectives will be: (1) Healthcare resources (time and costs of skilled personnel) will be less using a magnet protocol compared to an off-on protocol, and (2) there will be no difference between adverse events in the magnet protocol compared to an off-on protocol. The incidence of EMI and number of handoff communications will be documented. The investigators hypothesis is that the number of minutes with ICD therapies "off" will be significantly less with magnet use. The investigators also expect health care resources to be less with magnet use compared to reprogramming.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Magnet or Off-On

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01599065. The sponsor of the trial is Midwest Heart Foundation and it is looking for 80 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Comparison of a MAGNET Protocol Versus "off-on" Protocol for Patients With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Undergoing Procedures Requiring Electrocautery