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Acute Cardiovascular Events Triggered by COVID-19-Related Stress (JoCORE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04368637
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : April 30, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ayman J. Hammoudeh, MD, FACC, Jordan Collaborating Cardiology Group

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date April 26, 2020
First Posted Date April 30, 2020
Last Update Posted Date May 5, 2020
Actual Study Start Date May 3, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date July 30, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures
 (submitted: April 29, 2020)
  • Acute cardiovascular event triggered by COVID-19 stress [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Acute myocardial infarction as diagnosed by ST segment elevation or depression or inverted T wave on 12-lead EKG and elevated levels of cardiac troponins above the 99% of the normal values. A. Acute MI (STEMI and NSTEMI). B. Aborted on non-aborted sudden cardiac death not attributed to a known etiology. C. Sustained or non-sustained ventricular tachy-arrhythmia not attributed to a known etiology. D. ICD shocks. 3. Absence of suspected or confirmed infection with the COVID19 virus. 4. Definite physical or psycho-social stressful trigger appearing in relation to the COVID-19 situation (lock down stress, financial stress, anger, depression, fear, sorrow, death of a significant person, eating binges, smoking binges, physical stress [carrying walking for shopping and carrying excess weights] ..etc) as judged by a unanimous agreement of three investigators in the steering committee.
  • Ventricular tachycardia [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Typical ventricular tachycardia on 12-lead EKG or EKG monitor.
  • acute stroke [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    acute neurological symptoms of hemiparesis or dysrthria due to brain ischemia proven by computerized tomography or magnatic resonance
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) shock [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
    Finding an episode of ventricular tachycardia on interrogation of ICD tracing
Original Primary Outcome Measures Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title Acute Cardiovascular Events Triggered by COVID-19-Related Stress
Official Title Acute Cardiovascular Events Triggered by COVID-19-Related, Non-infectious Stress The Jordan COVID-9 caRdiovascular Events (JoCORE) Study
Brief Summary

The current COVID19 pandemic has afflicted almost the whole globe. The stress related to the pandemic, not the direct virus-related injury, can be potentially associated with acute cardiovascular events due to a large list of physical and psychosocial stresses.

This study is a cross sectional study that will enroll patients evaluated during the COVID19 pandemic period for acute cardiovascular events.

Detailed Description

The onset of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a complex interplay of internal circadian factors and external physical and emotional triggers. These interactions may lead to rupture of an often non-occlusive vulnerable atherosclerotic coronary plaque with subsequent formation of an occlusive thrombus. Physical and emotional stresses are important triggers of acute cardiovascular events including AMI. Triggering events, internal changes, and external factors vary among different geographical, environmental, and ethnic regions. Life-style changes, pharmacotherapy, and psychological interventions may potentially modify the response to, and protect against the effects of triggering events. Certain times in the life span of different communities all around the world are prone to natural and man-made disasters that, not only have direct negative impact on human lives and state-resources, but also have indirect impact on triggering acute cardiovascular events during the time of the disaster and the period immediately after. For example, earthquakes, wars, and terrorist attacks, in addition to direct human life loss and destruction of communities, have bees associated with a surge in the number of acute MI, sudden cardiac death, ventricular tachy-arrhythmia and implantable cardiovertor defibrillators (ICD) discharges.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has afflicted almost the whole globe. The virus can directly attack the myocyte and cause various degrees of cardiac damage and cardiovascular clinical entities. However, the stress related to the pandemic, not the direct virus-related injury, can be potentially associated with acute cardiovascular events due to a large list of physical and psycho-social stresses such as extreme physical effort, lock down, anger, fear, financial stress, sorrow, death of a significant person..etc.

This study is a cross sectional study that will enroll patients evaluated during the COVID-19 pandemic period for acute cardiovascular events not directory related to the virus infectivity, who voice certain and specific trigger(s) related to the pandemic impact on social life and physical activity.

Study Type Observational
Study Design Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Target Follow-Up Duration Not Provided
Biospecimen Not Provided
Sampling Method Non-Probability Sample
Study Population All comers to the ER reporting acute cardiovascular event as pre-specified above. The patient reporting a physical or social stress directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic such as anger, fear, death of a significant person, financial stress, eating binge, extreme physical effort, etc..
Condition
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Stroke, Acute
Intervention Not Provided
Study Groups/Cohorts Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment
 (submitted: April 29, 2020)
50
Original Estimated Enrollment Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date August 30, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date July 30, 2020   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >18 years.
  • Acute MI (STEMI and NSTEMI).
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • ICD shocks.
  • Stressful trigger prior to the cardiovascular event

Exclusion Criteria:

* COVID-19 infection.

Sex/Gender
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages 18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers Not Provided
Contacts
Contact: Ayman J Hammoudeh, MD, FACC 0096265001000 hammoudeh_ayman@yahoo.com
Contact: Ayadeh Madanat, MD 00962796224241 ayadeh.madanat@gmail.com
Listed Location Countries Jordan
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number NCT04368637
Other Study ID Numbers JCCG.JoCORE.4.4040
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Baseline clinical data of participating patients will be shared along with the type of the triggered cardiovascular events and the type of trigger implicated in precipitating the event.
Responsible Party Ayman J. Hammoudeh, MD, FACC, Jordan Collaborating Cardiology Group
Study Sponsor Jordan Collaborating Cardiology Group
Collaborators Not Provided
Investigators
Study Chair: Ayman J Hammoudeh, MD, FACC JCC Group
PRS Account Jordan Collaborating Cardiology Group
Verification Date May 2020