Coronary Care Caffeine: Influence of Coffee on Heart Rate Post Myocardial Infarction
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Influence of Coffee on Heart Rate Variability Post Myocardial Infarction|
|Study Start Date:||September 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2006|
120 post MI patients on CCU will be studied during the first week of admission. Patients will be categorised using the following criteria: Infarct size and site; PMH; Co-morbidities; Drugs; Regular caffeine ingestion.
Patients will be randomised to receive either caffeinated or de-caffeinated coffee or tea during admission. HRV will be assessed by non-invasive Holter-monitoring on the fifth day. Salivary caffeine concentration will be assessed concurrently to assess compliance.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00137098
|Royal Bournemouth Hospital|
|Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH7 7DW|
|Principal Investigator:||Tristan Richardson, Dr||Royal Bournemouth Hospital|