Last updated on January 2019

Avoid Transvenous Leads in Appropriate Subjects


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria: patient must satisfy any ONE of the following two criteria:

  1. Patient is 18 - 60 years old AND has a standard indication for ICD; OR
  2. Patient is 18 years old AND has any one of the following present:
    • An inherited arrhythmia syndrome (i.e. Long QT, Brugada, ARVC, hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy, early repolarization syndrome, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, etc.)
    • Prior pacemaker or ICD removal for infection
    • Need for hemodialysis
    • Prior heart valve surgery (repair or replacement)
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (with FEV1 < 1.5 L)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mechanical tricuspid valve
  • Fontan repair
  • Presence of an intra-cardiac shunt
  • Known lack of upper extremity venous access
  • Need for cardiac pacing for bradycardia indication
  • PR interval of > 240 msec
  • Patients with permanent pacemaker
  • Clinical indication for biventricular pacing
  • Patients unwilling to provide informed consent or comply with follow-up
  • Pregnant at time of enrollment and implant
  • Patients who currently have a ventricular assist device (i.e. LVAD)

Recruitment Status: Open


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