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Disease or Condition   Cardiology
Title   ST Monitoring to Detect ACS Events in ICD Patients Study (Analyze ST)
Description   The purpose of this study is to test the accuracy of a feature in an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) that detects changes in heartbeat.
IRB Number   Pro3603
Inclusion/Notes   INCLUSION:
  • Have an indication for an ICD implantation or pulse generator change.

  • Have documented coronary artery disease. Documented coronary artery disease is defined as having at least one of the following present: a) evidence of a prior MI on ECG and/or cardiac enzymes, b) prior revascularization (by coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention) c) angina and/or ST-T wave abnormalities indicative of ischemia on exercise stress test, nuclear stress test, or echo stress test, or d) coronary artery disease diagnosed by coronary angiography.

  • Willing and able to comply with protocol requirements, including keeping all required visits.

  • Willing to participate in the study and able to sign an IRB approved informed consent form.

  • Willing to and capable of using Merlin@home.

  • Be at least 18 years of age when enrolled in the study.

  • Are pacemaker dependent (defined as a need for ventricular pacing = 20% of the time).

  • Have NYHA Class IV Heart Failure.

  • Have persistent or permanent atrial fibrillation.

  • Have a known history of intermittent Bundle Branch Block.

  • Pregnant or planning a pregnancy during the study participation.

  • Have a life expectancy of < 1 year due to any condition.

  • Are currently participating in a clinical investigation that includes an active treatment arm.
Status   Recruiting
Location   Texas Health Heart and Vascular Hospital
Principal Name    William Hampton Nesbitt MD
Contact Name   Teri Blythe
Phone   (214) 345-8364

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