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Leadless Electrocardiogram (ECG) Evaluation Study (LECG)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Medtronic Bakken Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01297283
First received: February 3, 2011
Last updated: February 14, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The leadless electrocardiogram (LECG) is a new technology incorporated into the Consulta CRT-P to obtain an ECG signal from the Consulta CRT-P similar to a surface ECG obtained from the device programmer (PECG) or an external ECG machine.

The purpose of the study is to obtain more data on leadless ECG to determine whether LECG during standard CRT follow-up can indeed adequately replace surface ECG and to evaluate if it can be used during remote follow-up evaluations.


Condition Intervention Phase
Heart Failure
Other: LECG first
Other: Programmer ECG first
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Leadless ECG Evaluation Study

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Further study details as provided by Medtronic Bakken Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of Patients With LECG Performing Clinically Equivalent to PECG During Standard Pacemaker Follow-up Procedure. [ Time Frame: 30 to 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    During CRT-P standard follow-up, ECG is used to determine atrial, left and right ventricular pacing thresholds. As primary endpoint, we will consider the proportion of patients for which for all leads LECG provides pacing threshold values that are clinically equivalent to those obtained with PECG taken as reference. The analysis will be performed on data collected at the 1-Month Follow-Up visit when the device pocket healing process is completed. Clinical equivalence will be defined as the LECG threshold values being no more than 0.5 volts different from the PECG threshold values.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of the Possibility to Determine Ventricle Capture by an Independent Reviewer. [ Time Frame: 30 to 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The investigator will simulate loss of capture (LOC) at 1-Month Follow-Up visit by printing strips of LOC in both ventricular leads, LOC in LV lead only, LOC in RV lead only, no LOC. One strip randomly selected among them by the study manager will be submitted to an independent reviewer. With help of the PHD template LECG strips (intrinsic, RV paced, LV paced, BiV paced) of this patient, he/she will determine which lead is capturing.

    The endpoint is the proportion of correct classifications of ventricular capture done by then independent reviewer of LECG.


  • Evaluation of the Stability of LECG Performance Over Time. [ Time Frame: 30 to 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Two parameters will be used to evaluate LECG changes between PHD and 1-Month on the same LECG vector: intrinsic R wave amplitude and P waves visibility (selection the LECG vector at PHD with best combination of the highest R wave and most visible P wave).

    R wave amplitude measurements as well as P wave visibility assessment will be done by the independent reviewer.

    The endpoints evaluated are:

    • mean R wave changes from PHD to 1-month
    • proportion of patients with stable P wave visibility at PHD and 1-Month (meaning both visits visible or both visits not visible).

  • Quality of LECG in New Devices Versus Device Replacements. [ Time Frame: 30 to 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The two following parameters will be used to compare the quality of LECG in new implants versus device replacements at PHD and 1-Month on the same LECG vector:

    • Intrinsic R wave amplitude
    • P waves visibility The LECG vector at PHD with best combination of the highest R wave and most visible P wave will be selected.

    R wave amplitude measurements as well as P wave visibility assessment will be done by the independent reviewer.

    The endpoints will be:

    • comparison of mean R wave values at PHD and 1-month
    • comparison of proportion of patients with P wave visible at PHD and 1-month.

  • Effect of Posture Changes and Artifact-inducing Maneuvers on the LECG Quality. [ Time Frame: 30 to 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The intrinsic R wave amplitude and P waves visibility will be taken to evaluate the effect of posture changes and artifact-inducing maneuvers on the quality of LECG at the 1-Month Follow-Up visit (LECG vector with best combination of the highest R wave and most visible P wave).

    The endpoints will be R wave amplitude and P wave visibility in different positions (meaning visible or not visible in both positions).

    R wave changes and proportion of patients with stable P waves visibility at lying position versus other positions will be calculated by an independent reviewer.


  • Evaluation of Factors Such as Device Rotation, Device Fixation, Device Side Facing the Skin, Position of Lead Loops in the Pocket, Use of Antiseptic Solution, Skin Type, Body Mass Index on the Quality of Leadless ECG. [ Time Frame: 30 to 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    The following factors will be evaluated to investigate whether they influence the LECG quality:

    • device position (subcutaneous, submuscular, etc)
    • device rotation
    • device fixation
    • device side facing the skin
    • position of lead loops in the pocket
    • use of antibiotics in the pocket
    • skin type (loose, normal, firm)
    • body mass index (BMI)

    The endpoints will be:

    • describe R wave amplitude values
    • describe proportion of patients with P wave visible on intrinsic LECG strips recorded at 1-Month FU.


Enrollment: 195
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Leadless ECG first
Measurement of pacing thresholds are done first with the support of a leadless ECG provided by the implanted device
Other: LECG first
Measurement of the pacing threshold with the support of a leadless ECG
Active Comparator: Programmer ECG first
Measurements of pacing thresholds are done first with the support of the programmer ECG
Other: Programmer ECG first
Pacing threshold measurements are done with the support of the programmer ECG

Detailed Description:

The leadless electrocardiogram (LECG) is a new technology incorporated into the Consulta CRT-P to obtain an ECG signal from the Consulta CRT-P similar to a surface ECG obtained from the device programmer (PECG) or an external ECG machine. The LECG signals are measured from three electrodes mounted on the outside of the pacemaker housing and provides an electrical far field signal of the electrical activity of the heart. The LECG provides three ECG channels as different projections of the electrical activity of the heart, similar to the surface ECG. Clinical interest of LECG is threefold. First, ECG recordings are routinely used to perform pacemaker and cardiac resynchronization systems in-office follow-up mainly to determine pacing thresholds. Connection of ECG electrodes to the patient as well as the time needed to acquire an acceptable ECG signal during routine follow-up could be saved using LECG which would make follow-up easier and less time consuming. Secondly, connecting ECG electrodes requires the patient to be present at the clinic for the follow-up. Use of LECG in conjunction with a transmitting system will allow remote patient follow-up. In that case, correct ventricular capture confirmation by the LECG is of key importance. Finally, LECG stored in device memory at the time of an arrhythmia episode occurrence, can help better classify it.

The following factors might influence the quality of the LECG and/or the axis of the LECG:

  • temporal changes of the electrode tissue interface due to device pocket healing process
  • changes in device position and orientation over time
  • body motion
  • poor LECG contact due to oversized device pocket with replacement procedure. The purpose of this study is to obtain more data on leadless ECG (LECG) to determine whether LECG during standard CRT follow-up can indeed adequately replace surface ECG and to evaluate if it can be used during remote follow-up evaluations.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient with a CRT-P indication and
  • patient who has signed an informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patient younger than 18 years and/or
  • unable to complete the 1-Month Follow-up visit and/or
  • legally incompetent or illiterate and therefore unable to provide an informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01297283

Locations
France
Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière
Paris, France, 75013
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medtronic Bakken Research Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Françoise HIDDEN-LUCET, MD Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, France
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Medtronic Bakken Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01297283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Leadless ECG Evaluation Study
Study First Received: February 3, 2011
Results First Received: December 23, 2013
Last Updated: February 14, 2014
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
France: Institutional Ethical Committee
France: Conseil National de l'Ordre des Médecins

Keywords provided by Medtronic Bakken Research Center:
Heart failure
Cardiac resynchronization
Leadless ECG
Follow-up

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 24, 2014