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Platelet Leukocyte Aggregates in Acute Cardiac Syndrome vs Healthy Volunteers

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Najib Dally, Ziv Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 19, 2013
Last updated: November 13, 2014
Last verified: November 2014
This project aims to refine previous studies including the investigators work recently published in August 2012 Journal Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. That study showed a relationship between the level of platelet leukocyte aggregates in patients with acute coronary syndrome. The investigators intend to compare the characteristics of platelets, monocytes and neutrophil data of volume, scatter and conductivity obtained from routine blood count level with flow cytometry results defining platelet leukocyte aggregates. The investigators hypothesize that there will be a direct correlation between elevated platelet-leukocyte aggregates and biophysical data from the blood count.

Myocardial Infarction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Comparing Blood Count Test Measures to Flow Cytometry in Healthy Patients to Acute General Syndrome Patients

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Further study details as provided by Ziv Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Detection of platelet-leukocyte aggregates by routine blood count. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 59
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: September 2014
Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The goal is to investigate whether there is a simple and inexpensive method to test the level of platelet leukocyte aggregates through the blood count test. The parameters which are obtained routinely for white blood cell counts include: capacity - electrical conductivity (conductivity) - dispersion (scatter), and volume. Though these values are not reported routinely, they can be accessed for each blood count.

The premise is that through blood counts (no need for specialized flow cytometry) and through the parameters mentioned a conclusion can be reached about platelet leukocyte aggregates. This will then aid in prognosis about the risk of an acute event for every patient with ischemic heart disease who comes to the emergency room.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Acute Myocardial Infact

Inclusion Criteria:Signed consent form, over 18 years of age, diagnosis of STEMI or non-STEMI as per following:

  • Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) was diagnosed in patients with high level of troponin I (>0.4 ng/ml), ST segment elevation in at least two contiguous leads of the ECG (or new LBBB) and/or ischemic chest pain.
  • Acute Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Non STEMI) was diagnosed if level of troponin I was > 0.4 ng/ml, patient had ischemic chest pain or ST-T depression and/or T-wave inversion on ECG.

Exclusion Criteria:Inability to sign consent form, under 18, participation in other research projects within previous 6 months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01797016

Ziv Medical Center
Safed, Israel, 13100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ziv Hospital
Principal Investigator: Nagib Dally, MD Ziv Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Najib Dally, Head of Hematology Institute, Ziv Hospital Identifier: NCT01797016     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0059-12-ZIV
Study First Received: February 19, 2013
Last Updated: November 13, 2014

Keywords provided by Ziv Hospital:
Myocardial Infarction
flow cytometry
Blood Cell Count
Platelet Activation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017