Canadian Registry of ICD Implant Testing Procedures
To systematically collect and quantify characteristics of the ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) implant procedures and defibrillator testing (DF) procedures in Canadian hospitals and evaluate the short term clinical and economic outcomes.
Quantify the following characteristics of the ICD implant procedures and DF testing in Canadian hospitals and evaluate the short term clinical and economic outcomes. 1. Types of defibrillation testing procedures in current use in Canada. 2. Rate of use and non-use of defibrillation testing. 3. Medical indications for non-use of defibrillation testing. 4. Rate of successful testing of first lead configuration used. 5. Rates and types of complications from defibrillation testing. 6. Costs of implant procedures and the costs related to defibrillation testing. 7. Short-term outcomes of patients with different types of implant procedures.
Stuart Connolly, Jeff Healey