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Reduction of Myocardial Infarction by Preconditioning in Patients With Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (PreconRAAA)

This study has been completed.
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nikolaj Eldrup, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2009
Last updated: January 12, 2015
Last verified: January 2015

Preconditioning in patients treated for elective abdominal aneurysm showed that the rate of perioperative myocardial infarction could be reduced by 80 %(ARR from 27% to 5%). Precondition where performed by 10 minutes of clamping of each iliac arteries before clamping the abdominal aorta. Human studies in cardiac patients have shown promising results with precondition. Instead of clamping arteries they have all performed the procedure by inflating a blood pressure cuff above arterial pressure on a arm.

The investigators want to investigate if preconditioning induced by a blood pressure cuff on a arm can reduce the perioperative rate of myocardial infarction in patients open operated for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Condition Intervention
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Procedure: Precondition

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Reduction of Myocardial Infarction by Preconditioning in Patients With Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

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Further study details as provided by Aarhus University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: 4 to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in survival Description on inflammatory response [ Time Frame: 4 to 5 years ]

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Precondition
Induction of precondition at start of operation on a arm
Procedure: Precondition
Precondition on a arm in four intervals at start of surgery for ruptured aortic aneurysm
No Intervention: Control
No precondition


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm offered surgery
  • Age > 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Technical inoperable
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00883363

Aarhus university hospital skejby department of cardio thoracic and vascular surgery
Aarhus, Region Midt, Denmark, 8200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nikolaj Eldrup
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
Principal Investigator: Nikolaj Eldrup, MD PhD Aarhus University Hospital Skejby
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Nikolaj Eldrup, MD PhD, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier: NCT00883363     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NE_RAAA_PRECON_01
Study First Received: April 15, 2009
Last Updated: January 12, 2015

Keywords provided by Aarhus University Hospital:
ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
myocardial infarction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Aortic Rupture
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Aortic Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Aneurysm, Ruptured processed this record on May 22, 2017