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The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01076361
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 26, 2010
Results First Posted : October 27, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2014
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Brief Summary:
The Medtronic CapSure Epi Lead Post-approval Study will assess long-term safety of the 4968 lead. This study is part of the Medtronic System Longevity Study.

Condition or disease
Arrhythmia Heart Failure

Detailed Description:
The Medtronic CapSure Epi Lead Post-approval Study is being conducted as part of the requirements to satisfy the PMA conditions of approval for the Model 4968 lead. 100 subjects (adult and pediatric) with a 4968 lead will be followed for a minimum of five years to assess the long-term safety of the leads.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 370 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 5 Years
Official Title: Medtronic Model 4968 CapSure Epi® Steroid-Eluting Bipolar Epicardial Pacing Lead Post-approval Study
Study Start Date : September 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Survival Probability of the Model 4968 Lead Based on Lead-related Complications [ Time Frame: The requirement to satisfy the PMA condition of Approval of model 4968 was to have 100 participants followed for a minimum of 5 years to assess the long-term safety. ]
    The survival analysis takes into account: Enrolled participants, lead follow-up time, and adjudicated lead related complications. The life-table method was used to analyze lead survival probability.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects implanted with a 4968 lead.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of written informed consent and/or authorization for access to and use of health information by subjects or appropriate legal guardians as required by an institution's Investigational Review Board, Medical Ethics Board, or Research Ethics Board
  • Availability of implant, follow-up, and product-related event data
  • Implanted with a Model 4968 Capsure Epi Lead

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects receiving an implant of a Medtronic lead at a non-participating center and the implant data and current status cannot be confirmed within 30 days after implant
  • Subjects who are, or will be inaccessible for follow-up at a 4968 Post-approval study center
  • Subjects implanted with a Medtronic cardiac therapy device whose predetermined enrollment limit for that specific product has been exceeded
  • Subjects with exclusion criteria required by local law

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01076361

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Chair: 4968 Clinical Trial Leader Medtronic
Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Medtronic Identifier: NCT01076361    
Other Study ID Numbers: 4968
First Posted: February 26, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 27, 2014
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014
Keywords provided by Medtronic:
Pacing Lead
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases