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ACTIONS - Aortic Counterpulsation to Improve Outcomes in Noncardiac Surgery (ACTIONS)

This study has been terminated.
(Only 1 patient recruited and deemed ineligible.)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 3, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 6, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Datascope Corp.
The use of the IABP, in addition to standard care, in high-risk cardiac patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery is feasible and may result in improved perioperative outcomes at 30 days compared with standard care alone, while maintaining acceptable safety with respect to vascular accesss-related complications.

Condition Intervention Phase
Patients With History of Ischemic Heart Disease With LV Dysfunction Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery Device: IABP Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Pilot Study of Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation to Prevent Perioperative Cardiac Events in High-Risk Cardiac Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

Further study details as provided by Datascope Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Amputation, Clinically significant bleeding, Vascular complications

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

    A composite of the following:

    All-cause mortality, Cardiovascular mortality, Hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke, New nonfatal myocardial infarction, New or worsening congestive heart failure, Hemodynamically significant arrhythmia requiring intervention

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: No IABP
Standard of care and no IABP
Active Comparator: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
Standard of care, IABP inserted < or = 3 hours before noncardiac surgery, maintained for > or = 12-24 hours after surgery
Device: IABP
Insertion of intra-aortic balloon < or = 3 hours before noncardiac surgery and maintained > or = 12-24 hours after surgery


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients > 18 years with planned elective major abdominal, noncardiac thoracic, head and neck, vascular, or orthopedic surgery and guideline-treated iscehmic heart disease with left ventricular dysfunction (systolic ejection fraction < or = 30%)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable coronary syndromes Decompensated or NYHA Class IV heart failure Hemodynamic instability Cardiac biomarker instability Need for surgical procedure interfering with placement of IABP Cardiogenic shock Septic shock Contraindication to IABP use Clinical need for IABP ASA score > or = 5 Pregnancy Inability to provide informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01253356

United States, Iowa
Genesis Medical Center
Davenport, Iowa, United States, 52803
Sponsors and Collaborators
Datascope Corp.
Principal Investigator: Don Poldermans, MD Erasmus Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Datascope Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01253356     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P-00002
First Submitted: December 2, 2010
First Posted: December 3, 2010
Last Update Posted: January 6, 2012
Last Verified: January 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Artery Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Arterial Occlusive Diseases