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Multi-dimensional Prevention Program After Acute Coronary Syndrome (ELIPS) (SPUM-ACS- SP1)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2014 by François MACH, University Hospital, Geneva.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
François MACH, University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: February 24, 2010
Last updated: March 17, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the ELIPS programme (Multi-dimEnsionaL preventIon Program after Acute coronary Syndrome), which aims at improving quality of care of patients admitted to hospital with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) in the Swiss setting. The program targets an increase in prescription rates by physicians and long term medication adherence and adoption of healthy lifestyle attitudes by patients.

The program is dedicated to caregivers to increase their application of guidelines into practice, to increase their confidence in therapeutic education of patients, and to patients to improve their understanding of ACS and its treatment and to increase their motivation for long term treatment,.

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by François MACH, University Hospital, Geneva:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • composite of death and cardiovascular event [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

    Composite of

    • death from any cause,
    • myocardial infarction,
    • documented unstable angina requiring rehospitalization,
    • revascularization (performed at least 30 days after randomization),
    • documented new or worsen lower limb ischemia,
    • stroke
    • transient cerebral ischemic accident.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Process outcome at discharge [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

    Prescription of recommended treatment at discharge:

    • Cardiovascular medication (Lipid lowering treatment, beta-blockers, antithrombotic therapy (acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel), ACE-inhibitors, AT-II antagonists)
    • Smoking cessation counseling during hospital stay
    • Referral to cardiovascular rehabilitation center
    • Use of educational booklet at discharge

  • Clinical outcomes at follow-up [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

    Individual data on each of the composite outcome

    Cardiovascular mortality

  • Surrogate outcomes at follow-up [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

    Cardiovascular risk factor control at follow-up:

    • arterial blood pressure,
    • fasting blood glucose,
    • blood lipids (LDL-Cholesterol, HDL-Cholesterol, Triglycerides),
    • smoking cessation (7-days point prevalence at one year and continuous abstinence since hospitalisation)
    • body mass index reduction
    • abdominal waist reduction

    Quality of life and utility (EQ-5D questionnaire) Adherence to medication (MAS questionnaire) Physical activity (IPAQ questionnaire) Motivation to adopt therapeutic lifestyle attitudes (smoking cessation, diet change, physical activity)

Estimated Enrollment: 3500
Study Start Date: April 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Control group
Before ELIPS implementation 12 months follow-up
Treatment group
After ELIPS implementation 12 months follow-up


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients Admitted for an Acute Coronary Syndrome

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients >18 years
  • Admitted for an ACS, that is with symptoms compatible with angina pectoris (chest pain, breathlessness) and at least one of the following 3 features : a) Elevation or depression of the ST segment, inverted T waves or dynamic changes in the repolarization phase b) Positive troponin c) Known coronary artery disease. A significant coronary artery disease must be confirmed angiographically.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe physical disability or dement
  • Less than 1 year of life expectancy for non cardiac reason
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01075867

Contact: François Mach +41 (0) 22 372 71 91
Contact: Baris Gencer

University Hospital Recruiting
Bern, Switzerland
Contact: Pierre-Frédéric Keller, MD         
Contact: Stephan Windecker         
Sub-Investigator: Peter Jüni, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Lorenz Raeber, MD         
University Hospitals Recruiting
Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: François Mach, MD         
Contact: David Carballo, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Sebastian Carballo, MD         
Sub-Investigator: David Carballo, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Thomas Perneger, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Marco Roffi, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Baris Gencer, MD         
University Hospital Recruiting
Lausanne, Switzerland
Contact: Nicolas Rodondi, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Reto Auer, MD         
University Hospital, Recruiting
Zürich, Switzerland
Contact: Thomas F Luscher, MD         
Contact: Christian Matter, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Roland Klingenberg, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
François MACH
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: François MACH, Pr, University Hospital, Geneva Identifier: NCT01075867     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPUM-ACS-SP1
Study First Received: February 24, 2010
Last Updated: March 17, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017