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ST Elevation in Acute Chest Pain; Could Measurement of Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) be Helpful to the Clinician?

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First Posted: December 31, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alexhander Izhaki, Wolfson Medical Center
A blood test (2-3 cc peripheral venous blood) drawn /used from already available required lab tests to distinguish between pericarditis accompanied with electrocardiogram (ECG) signs mimicking infarction. A test of clinical potential if proven to be able to support either origin of acute chest pain etiology.

Acute Chest Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: ST Elevation (Acute Coronary Syndrome Versus Pericarditis;Could Measurement of Lp-associated PLA2 -a Vascular Specific Marker of Inflammation- be Helpful to the Clinician?

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Further study details as provided by Alexhander Izhaki, Wolfson Medical Center:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
plasma kept in -80 celsius refrigerator

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
acute chest pain ST elevation
patients admitted with acute chest pain sharing ST elevation in ER-ECG and elevated troponin
asymptomatic patients

Detailed Description:

Too many times young patients presenting with acute chest pain are referred to invasive angiography or treated with anticoagulation therapy a measure of detrimental effect in those inflicted with acute pericarditis.

A simple blood test (the PLAC test) may have some value in aiding rapid diagnosis saving need for cath.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
acute chest pain patients admitted to ICCU with acute ST elevation and elevated troponin

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute chest pain
  • acute ST elevation
  • elevated troponin I

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with recent (> 24 hour chest pain) myocardial infarction
  • refusing to provide blood samples
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01041339

The E.Wolfson MC
Holon, Israel, 52100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alexhander Izhaki
Principal Investigator: Alexander J Izhaki, MD The E.Wolfson MC
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Alexhander Izhaki, MD, Wolfson Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01041339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0075-09-WOMC
First Submitted: December 30, 2009
First Posted: December 31, 2009
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2015
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Alexhander Izhaki, Wolfson Medical Center:
ST elevation
acute pericarditis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Chest Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Anemia, Sickle Cell
Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital
Anemia, Hemolytic
Hematologic Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases