This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition cardiac arrhythmia
Sponsor iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
Start date April 2012
End date November 2012
Trial size 150 participants
Trial identifier NCT01559246, iRT-001-2012


The purpose of this study is to compare short term (up to 48 hours) traditional cardiac rhythm monitoring using a standard ambulatory Holter monitor versus long term (up to 14 days), continuous ambulatory cardiac rhythm monitoring using a new device cleared by the FDA (Zio® Patch), iRhythm Technologies, Inc., San Francisco CA) in patients with suspected cardiac arrhythmias.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective
Subjects 18 years of age or greater that have indications for traditional cardiac(Holter) monitoring.

Primary Outcomes

Arrhythmia detection for Zio® patch and the traditional ambulatory Holter monitor.
time frame: Up to 14 days.

Secondary Outcomes

Subjects ease in comfort for the Zio® Patch and the traditional ambulatory Holter monitor.
time frame: Up to14 days.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Are being seen in the outpatient office for evaluation, treatment, or follow-up of arrhythmias; - Have a medical history for which ascertaining whether asymptomatic arrhythmias is occurring could be helpful in their treatment plan; - Are capable of giving informed consent; assessed by the investigator or the Study Coordinator; - Are 18 years of age or older; - Able to comply with long term continuous monitoring ECG device. Exclusion Criteria: - Have known skin allergies, conditions, or sensitivities (e.g. allergy to adhesives, psoriasis) as the Zio(R)Patch should not be used on patients with known skin allergies, conditions, or sensitivities; or - Are receiving pacing therapy (e.g., from a pacemaker); or - Are anticipated to receive or require external cardiac defibrillation during the monitoring period; or - Are anticipated to be exposed to high frequency surgical equipment during the monitoring period.

Additional Information

Official title Comparison of Short Term Holter Monitoring vs. Long Term Zio(R)Patch True Continuous ECG Monitoring (TCEM Study)
Principal investigator Eric Topol, MD
Description This is a prospective, observational study of patients seen in the Holter lab at Scripps Green Hospital and other Scripps Clinic locations. Only patients who have indications for traditional cardiac rhythm monitoring will be enrolled in the study. Patients 18 years or older with suspected arrhythmias capable of providing informed consent will wear both a traditional Holter monitor for up to 48 hours and a Zio® Patch for up to 14 days. Both devices will be initiated at the same time as they do not interfere with one another. This will also allow a direct comparison of the same initial up to 24 hour monitoring period between the two devices. As the Zio® Patch is worn for up to 14 days instead of only 24 hours, it will be assessed if in the physician's opinion (referring physician), waiting for the extended time hinders being able to provide medical care and/or diagnosis for the patient.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by iRhythm Technologies, Inc..