Outcome of Cardiac Arrest Survivors (DESAC)

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : July 10, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Brief Summary:

Early prognosis of cardiac arrest - nearly 40000 new cases per year in France - has been extensively studied, highlighting a poor outcome (less than 8% at hospital discharge). However, little is known on mid and long-term prognostic factors and how these patients do survive from the event.

Using a regional cohort, the aim of the study is to describe long-term survival rate of cardiac arrest survivors, and to assess the influence of treatment strategies on survival and functional outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cardiac Arrest Survivors Other: Long-term follow-up

Detailed Description:

The collection of clinical and biological data of patients who experienced cardiac arrest and survive from hospital, including a regular follow-up with qualitative data (functional, neurological and quality of life) may provide important benchmark on the evolution of these patients and on the impact of acute interventions (such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, emergent coronary revascularization, neuroprotective treatments).

Using a large identified cohort of survivors of cardiac arrest, we aim to describe the qualitative long-term prognosis of these cardiac arrest patients (functional, neurological and quality of life status). Secondarily, we intend to identify the long-term prognostic factors, and particularly the role of early interventions, using a long-term and qualitative combined endpoint (vital status, functional scales, SF36).

This project is observational and will include all patients over 18 admitted alive after non-traumatic cardiac arrest in the area of Ile-de-France (France), whatever the cause of the cardiac arrest. Patients or their proxies, refusing their participation, will not be included.

We will collect all pre- and in-hospital information related to the event and performs prospectively interviews at 3 months and every year anniversary. The questionnaire will include vital status, cardiovascular events, medication and a complete qualitative report (SF36, ADL scale, OPC, CPC, social-professional activities).

This project will provide important data over time on the evolution of these patients. Findings will help in measuring the role of different strategies on long-term prognosis and consequently improve the overall management of cardiac arrest.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 600 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Outcome of Cardiac Arrest Survivors: Prospective Cohort of Ile-de-France
Actual Study Start Date : July 24, 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cardiac Arrest

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
French prospective cohort of cardiac arrest survivors
Outcome of cardiac arrest survivors: prospective cohort of Ile-de-France
Other: Long-term follow-up
Vital and neurological follow-up

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cerebral Performance Categories Scale [ Time Frame: at last follow-up (48 months max) ]
    Combined vital and neurological status

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. SF-36 (Short-Form General Health Survey) [ Time Frame: at last follow-up (48 months max) ]
    Quality of life

  2. Overall Performance Categories (OPC) [ Time Frame: at last follow-up (48 months max) ]
  3. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) scale [ Time Frame: at last follow-up (48 months max) ]
  4. New cardiovascular events [ Time Frame: at last follow-up (48 months max) ]
  5. New York Heart Association (NYHA) status [ Time Frame: at last follow-up (48 months max) ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be prospectively included if they are discharged alive from intensive care after being resuscitated from a cardiac arrest

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients alive after resuscitation from a cardiac arrest
  • All causes for cardiac arrest
  • Age above 18
  • Informed consent from the patient or next of kin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Impossibility for communication after hospital discharge, whatever the cause (language, residence…)
  • Follow-up refusal from the patient or next of kin

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02494414

Contact: Alain Cariou, MD 00 33 1 58 41 25 01
Contact: Laurence Lecomte, PhD +33 1 71 19 64 94

INSERM U970 Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire de Paris Equipe 4, Epidémiologie Cardiovasculaire et Mort Subite Recruiting
Paris, France, 75000
Contact: Alain Cariou, MD    00 33 1 58 41 25 01   
Contact: Laurence Lecomte, PhD    +33 1 71 19 64 94   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Study Chair: Jean-Philippe Empana, MD INSERM U970 Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire de Paris Equipe 4, Epidémiologie Cardiovasculaire et Mort Subite

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Identifier: NCT02494414     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AOR12068
First Posted: July 10, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
Cardiac arrest
neurological status

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases