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Randomized Trial of Immediate Versus Early and Selective Invasive Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in NSTEMI (LIPSIA-NSTEMI)

This study has been completed.
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University of Leipzig Identifier:
First received: November 20, 2006
Last updated: January 4, 2010
Last verified: November 2006

In non-ST-elevation the optimal time of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unclear.

Some studies showed benefit of very early PCI, some others early PCI between 12-48 hours and others even showed a benefit of a selective invasive approach only in case of recurrence of symptoms or a positive stress test.

The optimal timing of intervention is still matter of debate as a result of a randomized clinical trial.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myocardial Infarction
Procedure: Timing of percutaneous coronary intervention
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Leipzig Immediate Versus Early and Late PercutaneouS Coronary Intervention triAl in NSTEMI - LIPSIA-NSTEMI TRIAL

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Further study details as provided by University of Leipzig:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • peak creatine kinase- MB level [ Time Frame: 5 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Major bleeding complications (GUSTO definition) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
  • Composite: death, re-myocardial infarction, recurrent unstable angina [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 600
Study Start Date: July 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Immediate Intervention
Patients with NSTEMI undergo immediate invasive angiography (< 2 hours)
Procedure: Timing of percutaneous coronary intervention
Immediate, early or selective invasive angiography
Active Comparator: Early Intervention
Patients with NSTEMI undergo early invasive angiography (12-48 hours)
Procedure: Timing of percutaneous coronary intervention
Immediate, early or selective invasive angiography
Active Comparator: Selective invasive angiography
Patients with NSTEMI undergo selective invasive angiography
Procedure: Timing of percutaneous coronary intervention
Immediate, early or selective invasive angiography

Detailed Description:

In this randomized, controlled, open-label clinical trial we compare a very early cardiac catheterization (< 2,5 hours after randomization) similar to ST-elevation myocardial infarction treatment, versus an early invasive approach (within 2-48 hours after randomization) versus a selective invasive approach in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

All patients are treated with heparin, ASA, Clopidogrel loading dose (600 mg) with subsequent 75 mg/d and tirofiban for 24 hours.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Clinical symptoms:

    Instable angina pectoris:

    • Angina at rest < 24 hours
    • new onset worsening angina within the last weeks with angina at very low threshold < 24 h
  2. Troponin T:

    Troponin T-elevation ≥ 0,03 μg/l

  3. Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Age < 18 years
  2. Age > 90 years
  3. STEMI
  4. Hemodynamic instability
  5. Cardiogenic shock
  6. Warfarin therapy
  7. Contraindications for GpIIb/IIIa-inhibitors
  8. life expectancy < 6 months
  9. known high bleeding risk
  10. Pregnancy
  11. Other reasons for Troponin-elevation: Myocarditis, secondary after hypertensive crisis, cardiac decompensation
  12. No informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00402675

Klinikum Links der Weser
Bremen, Germany, 28277
Städt. Klinikum St. Georg
Leipzig, Germany, 04129
University of Leipzig - Heart Center
Leipzig, Germany, 04289
University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany, 12103
Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brüder
Regensburg, Germany, 93049
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Leipzig
Principal Investigator: Holger Thiele Heartcenter Leipzig GmbH
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Holger Thiele, University of Leipzig - Heart Center Identifier: NCT00402675     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Leipzig-4
Study First Received: November 20, 2006
Last Updated: January 4, 2010

Keywords provided by University of Leipzig:
percutaneous coronary intervention
non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017