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After Eighty Study

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 6, 2010
Last updated: October 21, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The rationale of the present clinical trial is to study whether an invasive strategy in clinical stable patients over 80 years with NSTEMI/UAP may improve rates of death, reinfarction, stroke, need of urgent revascularisation, myocardial function and quality of life. The invasive approach involves coronary angiography with immediate evaluation for three different treatment options; 1. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), 2. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or 3. medical treatment. Clinical practice shows that older patients are commonly treated less vigorously than younger patients and the present guidelines are based on a considerably younger population.

Coronary Heart Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Randomised Prospective Study of an Invasive Strategy Versus Medical Therapy in Patients Over 80 Years With Non ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) or Unstable Angina Pectoris (UAP)

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Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Composite endpoints. [ Time Frame: One year follow up. ]
    Does an invasive strategy in clinical stable patients over 80 years with NSTEMI/UAP improve rates of death, reinfarction, stroke and need of urgent revascularisation?

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Death of any cause [ Time Frame: One year from randomization ]

Estimated Enrollment: 492
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Multicenter study

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 80 years.
  • Acute coronary syndrome (NSTEMI/UAP) with chest pain > 10 minutes, with or without ST-segment depression in ECG, and normal or elevated levels of troponin T or I. Elevated troponin levels are defined as values exceeding the 99 percentile of a normal population at the local laboratory at each participating site.
  • Clinical stable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 80 years.
  • ST-segment elevation in ECG (STEMI)
  • Clinical unstable with ongoing chest pain or other ischaemic symptoms/signs.
  • Cardiogenic shock.
  • Short life expectancy due to extra cardiac reason, ie. COPD, disseminated malignant disease, or other reason.
  • Anamnestic indications for significant mental disorder, including dementia.
  • Any condition which interferes with patients possibility to comply with protocol.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01255540

Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Oslo University Hospital, Bjørn Bendz MD PhD Identifier: NCT01255540     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08/326b
Study First Received: December 6, 2010
Last Updated: October 21, 2015

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Coronary heart disease in patients over
80 years of age.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases processed this record on August 21, 2017