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Clinical Trial Summary

The WEARIT-III registry enrolls subjects with ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure (including NYHA II, III, IV and an ejection fraction ≤ 35%) who wear a medically prescribed ZOLL LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator. The primary objective of the WEARIT-III Registry is to prospectively document the clinical course of high-risk cardiac patients with heart failure and ischemic cardiomyopathy prescribed with Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD), such as left ventricular function recovery, arrhythmia, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT), Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), heart transplantation, and to assess the benefit of WCD in heart failure patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Clinical Trial Description


U.S. patients prescribed a commercially available WCD (ZOLL LifeVest) will be approached by a letter from the sponsor which summarized the study purpose and procedure. Once a patient signs a consent form to participate the study, he or she will receive three questionnaire from University of Rochester, the coordination and data center for the WEARIT registry, at the time enrollment, at 3 month and 12 month follow-up, respectively. At 3 and 12-month follow-up, the physician of the patient will be contacted to provide information on arrhythmias, and interim events (ICD, CRT or LVAD implantation, heart failure episode, death), and to send us related hospital reports and echocardiogram reports to assess the improvement in left ventricular function.


WEARIT-III is a prospective observational patient registry. Optimal pharmacologic and/or implanted device therapy is anticipated, and the Registry physicians will not be involved in any medical care of the subjects, only collecting information on the standard care of these patients. In WEARIT-III we will also retrieve hospital records/echocardiogram reports of the subjects during follow-up using an authorization form signed by the study subjects and contact their physician to collect information on improvement of the left ventricular function whenever it is available.


Once consented, device recordings and prescribing information will be obtained from the device provider. Data from the subject-completed questionnaire will also be obtained. Data will be entered into our web-based, password-protected clinical data-management system. That data will then be doubled-checked for accuracy by personnel working on the Registry. All study documents will be kept in a locked file room. All computers are password-protected and kept in a locked area.


Routine patient clinical data as well as WCD data and clinical outcome during 1 year of follow-up will be recorded on all study patients and entered into a study-specific data- management system using our existing data management systems in the Heart Research Follow-up Program.

All analyses will be performed based on the primary and secondary objectives. Patient's clinical characteristics will be recorded and presented by descriptive statistics. Change in the clinical course will be recorded by descriptive statistics and compared to pre- WCD and post-WCD. Time-to-event analysis will be performed to assess the time until medication optimization. Clinical event will be presented as person-time rate and will be compared to previous WCD studies. Adverse events will be evaluated by raw counts and percentages. Compliance will be analyzed by mean and median of length of use and daily wear time. ;

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NCT number NCT02700880
Study type Observational [Patient Registry]
Source Zoll Medical Corporation
Status Active, not recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date June 2014
Completion date February 2019