ST Elevation in Acute Chest Pain; Could Measurement of Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) be Helpful to the Clinician?
|Acute Chest Syndrome|
|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?|
|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
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01041339
|The E.Wolfson MC|
|Holon, Israel, 52100|
|Principal Investigator:||Alexander J Izhaki, MD||The E.Wolfson MC|