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FINGER; Finland-Germany Myocardial Infarction Study (FINGER)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00828698
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 26, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this observational study is to find characteristics and risk stratification methods for identification of subjects who have increased risk of death, especially sudden cardiac death, after acute myocardial infarction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acute Myocardial Infarction Other: No intervention

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Finnish-German Prospective, Observational Follow-up Study on Risk Assessment of Mortality After Myocardial Infarction
Study Start Date : January 1996
Primary Completion Date : January 2000

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Attack
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Acute Myocardial Infarction patients Other: No intervention

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. All cause mortality [ Time Frame: 10years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sudden cardiac death [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
DNA samples from Finnish subjects in the study have been retained.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive patients who have been hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction from Munich, Germany and Oulu, Finland

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction
  • Consent to the study
Contacts and Locations

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Oulu University Hospital
Oulu, Finland, FIN-90014
Deutsches Herzzentrum
Munich, Germany, D-80636
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oulu
Medical Council of the Finnish Academy of Science
Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie
Kommission für Klinische Forschung
German Research Foundation
More Information

Responsible Party: Professor Heikki V Huikuri, University of Oulu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00828698     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Finger-96
First Posted: January 26, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009

Keywords provided by University of Oulu:
Death, sudden
All cause mortality

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases