TnThs Predicting Evolving Non-STEMI

This study has been completed.
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Heidelberg University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00953251
First received: August 5, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the diagnostic value of the new TnThs assay for early detection of evolving non-STEMI in patients with acute coronary syndrome and a negative 4th generation cTnT result on admission.

METHODS: We evaluated several statistical patterns of blood results of TnT hs and cTnT of 115 patients and calculated necessity of prediction of evolving non-STEMI within 6 hours.

RESULTS: Based on the results of the 4th generation cTnT assay, an evolving non-STEMI was diagnosed in 26 patients, 31 were classified as unstable angina. The TnThs lead to an increase of non-STEMI diagnosis as compared to the 4th generation assay. We could calculate increased sensitivities for earlier detection of evolving non-STEMI from 61.5% on admission to 90.9% within 3 hours and 100% within 6 hours compared to cTnT.

CONCLUSIONS: The TnThs assay enables earlier detection of non-STEMI and allows identification of an additional percentage of cases with non-STEMI previously classified as unstable angina.


Condition
Acute Coronary Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: High Sensitive Cardiac Troponin T for Early Prediction of Evolving Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome and Negative Troponin Result on Admission

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Further study details as provided by Heidelberg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the new TnThs in subsequent blood draws for earlier detection of evolving non-STEMI in a nonselected population of patients presenting with ischemic symptoms suggestive of ACS. [ Time Frame: within 6 hours after admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Blood samples were collected on admission and ideally every hour within the initial 6 hours after admission, unless the patient refused the blood draw, or venipuncture was not feasible due to technical reasons.

After collection, blood samples were centrifuged immediately and serum stored at -80°C until analysis. The laboratory staff responsible for measurements was blinded to patient data.


Enrollment: 115
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
patients with acute coronary syndrome
patients with acute coronary syndrome
Non-STEMI and unstable angina

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Between May 2008 and December 2008, 115 consecutive patients were enrolled with symptoms suggestive of ACS. All patients received a 12-lead electrocardiogram recording on admission, and a second 12-lead ECG after 6 hours. Blood samples were collected on admission and ideally every hour within the initial 6 hours after admission.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 115 consecutive patients were enrolled with symptoms suggestive of ACS, admitted to the Chest Pain Unit of the University of Heidelberg. All patients received a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) recording on admission, and a second 12-lead ECG after 6 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during follow-up sampling were excluded as were patients with a significant kidney dysfunction defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate below 60 ml/min/1.73m2.
  • Patients with STEMI were excluded.
  • Patients with only 1 blood sample were also excluded.
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Locations
Germany
University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 69120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heidelberg University
  More Information

No publications provided by Heidelberg University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Prof. Dr. med. Evangelos Giannitsis, Department of Cardiology, University of Heidelberg
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00953251     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TnT hs 2
Study First Received: August 5, 2009
Last Updated: August 5, 2009
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Heidelberg University:
high sensitive troponin T; non-STEMI; early detection.
To detect non-STEMI in a cohort of patients with acute coronary syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Angina Pectoris
Chest Pain
Pain
Signs and Symptoms

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