Improving Door-to-Balloon Time in STEMI (EHART)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2008 by St. Francis Hospitals & Health Centers.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 1, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2010
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St. Francis Hospitals & Health Centers

Brief Summary:
The investigators prospectively determined the impact on median door-to-balloon time of a protocol mandating (1) emergency department physician activation of the catheterization lab and (2) immediate transfer of the patient to an immediately available catheterization lab by an in-house transfer team consisting of an emergency department nurse, a critical care unit nurse, and a chest pain unit nurse.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myocardial Infarction Other: ED Activation/Immediate Transfer Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Please see Circulation. 2007;116:67-76

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Emergency Department Physician Activation of the Catheterization Laboratory and Immediate Transfer to an Immediately Available Catheterization Lab Reduce Door-to-Balloon Time in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Study Start Date : September 2005
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Attack

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ED Physician Activation/Immediate Transfer Other: ED Activation/Immediate Transfer
ED Physician Activation and Immediate Transfer Protocol - see Circulation. 2007;116:67-76

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Door-to-Balloon Time [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Infarct Size [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
  2. In-Hospital Mortality [ Time Frame: ~ 7 days (during index hospitalization) ]
  3. Hospital Length of Stay [ Time Frame: ~2-7 days (during index hospitalization) ]
  4. Hospital Costs [ Time Frame: ~2-7 days (during Index Hospitalization) and One Year Followup ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Primary Study Inclusion Criteria:

  • ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients who undergo percutaneous intervention within 24 hours of ED arrival

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are inpatients

A registry of all patients who undergo emergency cardiac catheterization irrespective of etiology is maintained.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00800163

Contact: Umesh N Khot, M.D. 317-893-1666
Contact: Michele Johnson-Wood, R.N 317-851-2875

United States, Indiana
St. Francis Heart Center Recruiting
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46259
Contact: Umesh N. Khot, M.D.    317-893-1666   
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Francis Hospitals & Health Centers
Principal Investigator: Umesh N Khot, M.D. Indiana Heart Physicians/St. Francis Heart Center

Publications of Results:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Umesh N. Khot, M.D., Indiana Heart Physicians/St. Francis Heart Center Identifier: NCT00800163     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: St. Francis Heart Center-EHART
First Posted: December 1, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2010
Last Verified: November 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases