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Colchicine in ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2015 by Spyridon Deftereos, G.Gennimatas General Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 6, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Spyridon Deftereos, G.Gennimatas General Hospital
  • There is evidence that inflammatory processes may play detrimental role during the acute phase of myocardial infarction
  • The hypothesis of this study is that colchicine, by its anti-inflammatory action, may lead to reduction in infarct size, when administered during the acute phase of myocardial infarction

Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Myocardial Infarction Drug: Colchicine 2 mg loading dose; 0.5 mg bid for 5 days Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Anti-inflammatory Treatment With Colchicine in the Acute Phase of ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction to Reduce Infarct Size

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Spyridon Deftereos, G.Gennimatas General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Infarct size on MRI [ Time Frame: 5 days post-MI ]
    MRI with LGE will be performed in a subset of study participants

  • AUC CK-MB concentration [ Time Frame: 0-3 days post-MI ]
    Area under the curve of creatine kinase-MB fraction concentrations from presentation to 72h will be assessed in all recruits

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Myocardial damage marker levels [ Time Frame: Days 1-3 post-MI ]
    Maximal concentrations of hs-TnT and CK-MB

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Control group
Patients taking placebo
Drug: Placebo
Experimental: Colchicine
Active treatment group
Drug: Colchicine 2 mg loading dose; 0.5 mg bid for 5 days


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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

The study will enroll patients 18 years old or older who present to the hospital within twelve (12) hours of the onset of chest pain and who had ST segment elevation >1 mm in two contiguous limb leads or ST segment elevation >2 mm in two consecutive precordial leads or new onset of left bundle branch block (LBBB) in a twelve lead electrocardiogram and for whom the decision was made to be taken to the cath lab to perform angioplasty of the coronary vessels.

Excluded patients:

  • > 80 years old
  • with active inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases or known malignancy
  • under treatment with corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory agents or disease modifying agents
  • with known hypersensitivity-allergy to colchicine
  • under chronic treatment with colchicine
  • with severe renal failure (eGFR < 30 ml/min/1.73 m2)
  • with hepatic failure (Child - Pugh class B or C)
  • presenting with cardiac arrest
  • presenting with ventricular fibrillation
  • presenting with cardiogenic shock
  • with stent thrombosis
  • with angina within 48 hours before infarction
  • with previous myocardial infarction
  • with occlusion of the left main or left circumflex coronary artery or with evidence of coronary collaterals to the region at risk on initial coronary angiography (at the time of admission)
  • with metallic implants (ferromagnetic material)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01936285

Athens General Hospital "G. Gennimatas" Recruiting
Athens, Greece, 11527
Contact: Spyridon Deftereos, MD    +302107768560    spdeftereos@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Spyridon Deftereos, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Christos Angelidis, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Georgios Giannopoulos, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
G.Gennimatas General Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Spyridon Deftereos, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Department, G.Gennimatas General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01936285     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: COL.ACS
First Submitted: September 2, 2013
First Posted: September 6, 2013
Last Update Posted: April 23, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Gout Suppressants
Antirheumatic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents