Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in the VA System

Trial ID or NCT#



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Despite being a proven life-saving intervention in appropriately selected individuals, multiple studies continue to demonstrate low implantation of defibrillators in potential candidates. Based upon prior research, a major barrier to low utilization is low referral of potential candidates by healthcare providers. In this study, via brief clinical reminder placed in the electronic medical record, we ask healthcare providers who have not referred potential candidates for defibrillator the reasons for this decision and provide them with the tools for referral if appropriate.

Official Title

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD) Utilization in a Potentially Eligible VA Population

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. Meeting published criteria for receipt of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. provider is not affiliated with the VA health care system


Paul Heidenreich, MD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)

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Parisa Gholami
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