International Survey of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Transitional Countries (ISACS-TC)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2015 by University of Bologna
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Raffaele Bugiardini, University of Bologna Identifier:
First received: October 7, 2010
Last updated: September 15, 2015
Last verified: September 2015
The International Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes registry study in Transitional Countries (ISACS-TC) is both a retrospective and prospective study which was designed in order to obtain data of patients with acute coronary syndromes in countries with economy in transition, and herewith control and optimize internationally guideline recommended therapies in these countries Further study details as provided by the CINECA

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Unstable Angina Pectoris
Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: International Survey of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Transitional Countries

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Further study details as provided by University of Bologna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • All causes mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days, 6 months, 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days, 6 months, 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Recurrent myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: 30 days, 6 months, 1year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Pharmacogenetic and cardiovascular genetic studies associated to clinical outcomes [ Time Frame: 6 month, 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Adherence to internationally guideline recommended therapies across the participating countries [ Time Frame: discharge, 6 months, 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
whole blood, serum, white cells,

Estimated Enrollment: 24000
Study Start Date: September 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Male, Female, Kidney Disease, Elderly

Detailed Description:

Aims of this survey study are (1) documentation of the characteristics of all patients presenting to the ISACS-TC centers with STEMI or NSTEMI (2) documentation of in-hospital outcome, and outcome rates at 6 month and 1 year, (3) documentation of invasive procedures and procedure-associated complications (4) documentation of therapeutic regimens and investigation conformity of treatment with already established guidelines.

Further study details as provided by the CINECA


ISACS-TC Administrative Committee:

Raffaele Bugiardini (Italy-Principal Investigator) Viola Vaccarino (United States-Project Director) Olivia Manfrini (Italy- Project Coordinator) Lina Badimon (Spain- Past Chair WG 6 European Society of Cardiology)

Honorary President: Valentin Fuster

Steering Committee:

Nicolay Manak and Irena Karpova (Belorussia), Mirza Dilic and Dijana Trninic(Bosnia and Herzegovina), Asen Goudev (Bulgaria), Davor Milicic (Croatia), Kalman Toth (Hungary), Irfan Daullxhiu (Kosovo), Andrejs Erglis and Ilja Zakke (Latvia), Remigius Zaliunas and Olivija Gustiene (Lithuania), Sasko Kedev (FYR Macedonia), Mihail Popovici (Moldova), Bozidarka Knezevic (Montenegro), Sergei Boytsov and Valery Gafarov(Russian Federation), Maria Dorobanty (Romania), Zorana Vasiljevic and Miodrag Ostojic (Serbia), Eva Goncalvesova and Martin Studenkan (Slovakia) , Alexander N. Parkhomenko (Ukraine) , Alistair Hall and Christopher P Gale (United Kingdom).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects admitted with a diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute coronary syndromes

Exclusion Criteria:

  • under age or not able to give informed consent
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01218776

Contact: Raffaele Bugiardini, MD +39 335 5612962
Contact: Lina Badimon, MD +34 670296741

University of Bologna Recruiting
Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy, 40138
Contact: Raffaele Bugiardini, MD    +39 335 5612962   
Contact: Lina Badimon, MD    +34 670296741   
Principal Investigator: Raffaele Bugiardini, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Bologna
Principal Investigator: Raffaele Bugiardini, MD University of Bologna
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Additional Information:
CINECA  This link exits the site

Responsible Party: Raffaele Bugiardini, Principal Investigator, University of Bologna Identifier: NCT01218776     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ISACS-TC 1
Study First Received: October 7, 2010
Last Updated: September 15, 2015
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by University of Bologna:
Acute Coronary Syndrome, Eastern Europe, Therapies

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Angina Pectoris
Angina, Unstable
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Myocardial Infarction
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chest Pain
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
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