Accepted for Publication: September 24, 2012.
Published Online: December 24, 2012. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.1561
Author Contributions: Drs Verma and Birnie served as coprincipal investigators, had full access to all the data in the study, and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Verma, Essebag, Skanes, Morillo, Khaykin, and Birnie. Acquisition of data: Verma, Champagne, Sapp, Essebag, Novak, Skanes, Khaykin, and Birnie. Analysis and interpretation of data: Verma, Champagne, Sapp, Essebag, Skanes, Morillo, Khaykin, and Birnie. Drafting of the manuscript: Verma, Sapp, Essebag, Skanes, and Birnie. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Verma, Champagne, Sapp, Essebag, Novak, Skanes, Morillo, Khaykin, and Birnie. Statistical analysis: Verma and Birnie. Obtained funding: Verma. Administrative, technical, or material support: Champagne, Khaykin, and Birnie. Study supervision: Verma, Champagne, Sapp, Essebag, Khaykin, and Birnie.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Verma received consultancy fees from Bayer, Biosense Webster, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, and St Jude Medical and research grants from Biosense Webster and St Jude Medical. Dr Sapp received research funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research and St Jude Medical. Dr Essebag received consultancy fees and research funding from Medtronic of Canada. Dr Skanes received consultancy fees from Biosense Webster, Medtronic, and Sanofi and a research grant from Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr Morillo received consultancy fees from Medtronic and St Jude Medical and research funding from Biosense Webster. Dr Khaykin received consultancy fees from Biosense Webster, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, and St Jude Medical.
Funding/Support: The study was supported by a research grant from Medtronic of Canada Inc.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsor played no part in the design, execution, or analysis of the study. The final manuscript underwent a technical review to ensure accuracy of the description of the implantable cardiac monitor; otherwise, the sponsor had no input into the final manuscript content.
Additional Contributions: George Wells, PhD, and Li Chen, MSc, of the Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, provided statistical analysis and support, without receiving any compensation for their assistance. This study was investigator initiated. University of Ottawa Heart Institute served as the study sponsor and coordinating center.