T-Wave Alternans in Patients With Suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome (TWA)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 3, 2010
Last updated: May 22, 2014
Last verified: May 2014
The purpose of this study is to measure T-Wave Alternans (TWA) in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Researchers are blinded to clinical TWA measurements. The investigators will then try to determine if T-Wave alternans correlates with clinical outcome of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. During routine care of the patient, the T Wave Alternans is measured.

Condition Intervention
Chest Pain
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Acute Myocardial Infarction
Device: Observational Measurement of T-wave Alternans
Device: T-wave Alternans

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: T-Wave Alternans in Patients Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Further study details as provided by Loma Linda University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • correlation of T-Wave Alternans with Acute myocardial Ischemia [ Time Frame: 6 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    We hope to correlate the Twave Alternans with Acute Myocardial Ischemia. Most importantly we are trying to create a sensitive measure of acute myocardial Ischemia or a rule out study.

Enrollment: 252
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Chest Pain
Acute Myocardial ischemia
Device: Observational Measurement of T-wave Alternans
Measurement is similar to typical EKG
Device: T-wave Alternans
T-Wave Alternans will be measured in an observational fashion

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
18-100 Pt presenting with Chest Pain

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults with Acute Chest Pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with underlying myoclonic tremors making measurement artifact unreliable
  • Less than 18 years of age
  • Skin disorders that do not allow the Cardiac Monitor Leads to adhere to the skin
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01137513

United States, California
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, California, United States, 92562
Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Loma Linda University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01137513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RS-49780 
Study First Received: June 3, 2010
Last Updated: May 22, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Loma Linda University:
Chest Pain
Acute coronary syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Chest Pain
Myocardial Infarction
Angina Pectoris
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Vascular Diseases

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