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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308


The Holding Area LINQ Trial is a clinical trial designed to compare the benefits in conducting impant procedures in the holding area of a hospital operating room vs cardiac catheterization/electrophysiology laboratory.

Study summary:

The Holding Area LINQ Trial is a prospective, non-randomized, single center post-market clinical trial designed to occur in the holding area of a hospital operating room or cardiac catheterization/electrophysiology laboratory. The primary objective is to characterize the rate of procedure-related complications within 90 days of the implant procedure which require resolution by surgical intervention. Twenty (20) patients with established clinical indications for the LINQ ICM (Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor) will be implanted using standard of care techniques and procedures. Implants will be required to take place in a hospital holding area rather than the traditional facility locations such as the hospital operating room, cardiac catheterization lab, or electrophysiology lab. A physical description of the holding area is a small patient examination room separated from other patient exam bay by walls and a door. There is a sink in the patient exam room, laminate flooring, ceiling A/C vent, wall mounted Hemodynamic monitoring equipment, and wall mounted oxygen/suction lines. Patient sedation will be limited to local anesthetics and/or oral anti-anxiety medications. Intravenous access will be obtained only for emergency resuscitative measures. Due to the low complication rate for this type of implant and practical limitations on the sample size, there are no formal hypotheses tested in this trial. This study will characterize all procedure-related adverse events that occur within 90 days of the implant procedure. Data will be collected at implant, 7-10 day post-op visit, and 90-day post-implant visits.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patient is indicated for continuous arrhythmia monitoring with an Implantable Cardiac Monitor 2. Patient is willing to undergo implant in holding area setting with only local anesthetic and/or oral anti-anxiety medications for sedation (2 mg of Valium or Ativan) at patient request. 3. Patient is 18 years of age or older. 4. Patient is willing to provide informed consent and authorize disclosure of personal health information in accordance with state and national regulations. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Patient has reduced immune function or is otherwise at high risk for infection 2. Patient has had a recent (within 30 days) or otherwise unresolved infection. 3. Patient is implanted or indicated for implant with a pacemaker, Implantable Cardiac Device (ICD), Cardiac Resyncronization Therapy (CRT) or hemodynamic monitoring system. 4. Patient is participating in another clinical trial that may have an impact on the trial endpoints. 5. Patient has a super-therapeutic INR > 3.0. 6. Patient considered by Principal Investigator and/or sub-investigator to be inappropriate for the trial for any reason. 7. Patient's life expectancy is less than 1 year. 8. Patient is pregnant. 9. Patient has an unusual thoracic anatomy or scarring at the implant site which may adversely affect the success of the implant procedure. 10. Inability to comply with planned trial procedures



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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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