Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in the VA System

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT01217827


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

Stanford Investigator(s)

Paul Heidenreich, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular)


Inclusion Criteria:Meeting published criteria for receipt of an implantable cardioverter
defibrillator Exclusion Criteria:provider is not affiliated with the VA health care system


behavioral: Clinical Reminder

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Parisa Gholami
6504935000 x 62109