Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Coronary Artery Stenting (AFCAS)
Treatment of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation pose problems when percutaneous coronary intervention with stent implantation (PCI-S) is performed. In the absence of solid evidence-based data, no definite recommendations for the management of this patient subset are currently given in the guidelines on percutaneous coronary intervention issued by the most prominent Cardiology Associations. The management of the antithrombotic treatment before invasive cardiac procedures is also incompletely defined. In this study we aim to determine in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing PCI-S:
- the contemporary antithrombotic management;
- the relative safety and efficacy of the various post-PCI antithrombotic regimens;
- the safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents (DES), bare-metal stents (BMS), and bioactive stents (BAS);
- the safety of various periprocedural antithrombotic strategies including glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and bivalirudin;
- safety and efficacy of radial vs femoral approach.
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Coronary Artery Stenting: A Multicenter, Prospective Registry|
- major hemorrhagic and thrombotic/thromboembolic complications including cardiac death [ Time Frame: one year ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2010|
Patient with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI
Percutaneous coronary interventiom
AFCAS study is an observational, multi-center, prospective registry including patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing PCI-S. Follow-up time is 12 months.
Primary end points are major hemorrhagic and thrombotic/thromboembolic complications including cardiac death and secondary endpoints are Major adverse cardiac events (i.e., need for urgent re-revascularization, myocardial infarction, death), stent thrombosis and major/non major hemorrhagic complications. Clinical follow-up will be completed for all patients via telephone, or clinic visits scheduled at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after PCI-S. The 1 and 6 months visits are optional. The patients will be asked about their clinical outcomes, hospitalizations and medications. Any additional information needed, such as specific mortality, will be obtained by contacting one of the patient's physicians or other health care professional or from death certificates. CRFs will be completed and faxed without delays after discharge, and after each follow up visit. Recruitment will take approximately 12 months. Follow-up will be 12 months for each patient.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00596570
|Turku, Finland, 20520|
|Principal Investigator:||Juhani KE Airaksinen, Professor||University of Turku|