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The purpose of the study is to define the economic value of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) remote monitoring for hospitals, third payers and patients in Italy. Aims of the study are to develop a hospital cost minimization analysis and a cost effectiveness analysis based on direct estimation of costs and quality of life deriving from remote follow up (performed with Merlin@home and Merlin.net) compared to standard follow up in the management of ICD implanted patients.
TARIFF is a prospective observational study aimed to measure direct, indirect costs and quality of life of all participants for the duration of the observational timeframe. Purpose of cost collecting is to include a complete set of medical services and productivity loses that could be directly affected by the different clinical FU pathway. The study consists of 2 phases: firstly standard follow up costs will be collected for 100 pts, then all costs associated to remote follow ups will be collected for other 100 patients.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Azienda Ospedaliera S.Gerardo
St. Jude Medical
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:59-0400
To evaluate short-term and long-term effects by MR imaging on the technical and functional status of implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
The specific aims of the patient intervention are to: 1. increase patient knowledge about pacemakers (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) 2. help patien...
We must implement 8 implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to save a life in 3 years after myocardial infarction (MI) in primary prevention. Only the ejection fraction of the left...
This is a prospective observational multi-center multi-national study of the characteristics and outcomes of patients receiving implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) in the Arab Gu...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the alert tones emitted by the latest generation of Medtronic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are audible to patients. ...
Newer implantable cardioverter defibrillators can monitor intracardiac ECGs , but their ability to detect ischemia is unclear. This study investigated the usefulness of implantable cardioverter defibr...
High-risk patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) are identified by contemporary risk stratification and effectively treated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). However, long-...
Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator has become the first-line therapy for prevention of sudden cardiac death. Controversial results still exist regarding the effectiveness of implantable cardiovert...
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators for both primary and secondary prevention have been successful in decreasing sudden cardiac death. The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Registry was estab...
Guideline recommendations for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) for secondary prevention of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) have excluded patients with reversible causes. We previously demonst...
Types of artificial pacemakers with implantable leads to be placed at multiple intracardial sites. They are used to treat various cardiac conduction disturbances which interfere with the timing of contraction of the ventricles. They may or may not include defibrillating electrodes (IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATORS) as well.
Implantable devices which continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart and automatically detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) and VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION. They consist of an impulse generator, batteries, and electrodes.
Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)
Surgically placed electric conductors through which ELECTRIC STIMULATION of nerve tissue is delivered.
Implantable fracture fixation devices attached to bone fragments with screws to bridge the fracture gap and shield the fracture site from stress as bone heals. (UMDNS, 1999)