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Efficacy and Safety of Prehospital Administration of Bivalirudin in STEMI Patients

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: October 23, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2008
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H:S Laegeambulance
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark
The purpose of this study is to describe the efficacy and safety of prehospital administration of bivalirudin, as a substitute for heparin, in patients with acute myocardial infarction redirected for primary angioplasty bypassing local hospitals, immediately after the diagnosis is confirmed via tele-transmission of a 12-lead electrocardiogram.

Acute Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Prehospital Administration of Bivalirudin in STEMI Patients Redirected for Primary PCI Based on Tele-Transmitted 12-Lead ECGs

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Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Enrollment: 102
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Primary angioplasty (pPCI) is the therapy of choice in patients with ST elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) in Denmark. However, time is lost transferring patients from a local hospital to an invasive treatment centre. Time can be saved by redirecting STEMI patients to pPCI based on wireless prehospital 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) transmission directly to a cardiologist's handheld device. To prevent complications during the transportation of STEMI patients to the invasive hospital, patients are treated with oxygen, aspirin, clopidogrel, heparin, and nitro-glycerine in the ambulance. However, heparin use is cumbersome for the ambulance personnel since it must be kept at 5 degrees Celsius. An alternative to heparin may be bivalirudin, since it can be kept at room temperature and thus is easily administered in the prehospital setting.

Comparison: Heparin versus bivalirudin treatment. Efficacy is determined by thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow in the first and final coronary angiogram. Safety is determined by the rate of bleeding complication.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with STEMI transferred directly to primary PCI based og transmission of a prehospital ECG

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ST elevation acute myocardial infarction patients redirected for primary angioplasty
  • Symptoms less than 12 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications against primary angioplasty
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00391326

H:S Lægeambulance
Copenhagen, V, Denmark, 1553
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
H:S Laegeambulance
Principal Investigator: Peter Clemmsensen, MD. phD Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information

Responsible Party: Peter Clemmensen, Rigshospitalet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00391326     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: J.nr. 2006-41-6849
First Submitted: October 19, 2006
First Posted: October 23, 2006
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
TIMI flow

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Serine Proteinase Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action