Safety of Sports for Patients With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators


Heart Arrhythmias

Trial Phase


Trial Purpose and Description

Trial Purpose

The registry will obtain information to determine the safety of sports participation for patients with defibrillators (ICDs).

Trial Description


Patients who are participating in sports who have defibrillators will be invited to participate in a prospective registry to determine the rate of adverse events occurring during sporting activities. Patients will be followed for four years and adverse events quantified. Yale is the coordinating center for this multicenter registry.

Participation Guidelines

10 Years - 60 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- individuals between the ages of 10 and 60

- has a defibrillator

- plays a competitive/organized sport more vigorous than golf or bowling or
participates in a dangerous sport

Exclusion Criteria:

- children under 10 years (as they engage in primarily recreational sports)

- individuals over the age of 60 years (maintain a homogenous population)

- inability to give informed consent
Boston Scientific Corporation
St. Jude Medical
Yale University
September 2006
Last Updated:
January 15, 2014
Study HIC#:
0608001730 ID: NCT00637754