Association of Implantable Device Measured Physical Activity With Hospitalization for Heart Failure.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of physical activity (PA) level and longitudinal PA trajectory with a composite heart failure hospitalization and mortality endpoint over a 5-year follow-up period following implantation. BACKGROUND: Low device measured PA early after implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) is associated with poor outcomes. METHODS: We linked daily PA data from the Boston Scientific ALTITUDE dataset of patients with ICD or CRT-D implantation to Medicare claims data. We used a joint model to investigate the association of the composite endpoint with 1) the time-varying point estimate of PA and 2) the time-varying trajectory/slope of PA during follow-up. RESULTS: Among 20,927 patients with median activity level 85 min/day, 14.1% and 49.6% experienced the composite endpoint at 1 and 5 years. Adjusted joint model results showed that there was a 1.13 (95% confidence interval: 1.12 to 1.13)-fold increase in the hazard of the composite endpoint for 75 min of daily PA relative to 85 min of PA; and a within-patient 10-min decrease in average daily PA over an 8-week period from 85 to 75 min was associated with a hazard ratio of 4.02 (95% confidence interval: 3.82 to 4.22) for the composite endpoint. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with large decreases in PA have significantly higher risk of experiencing heart failure hospitalization or death. PA data from implantable devices may identify patients before clinical decompensation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelly, JP; Ballew, NG; Lin, L; Hammill, BG; Stivland, TM; Jones, PW; Curtis, LH; Hernandez, AF; Greiner, MA; Atwater, BD

Published Date

  • April 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 288

PubMed ID

  • 32035894

Pubmed Central ID

  • 32035894

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2213-1787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jchf.2019.10.009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States