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Long-tErm Follow-uP of antithrombotIc Management Patterns In Acute CORonary Syndrome Patients in Asia (EPICOR ASIA)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01361386
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2014
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to describe the short-and long-tern (i.e. up to 2 years following the index event) AMPs in patients hospitalized for an acute coronary syndrome (i.e. STEMI or NSTE-ACS), and to document clinical outcomes, economic aspects and impact on quality of life of these AMPs in a 'real-life' setting.

Condition or disease
Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 13011 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Long-Term Follow-up of Antithrombotic Management Patterns in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in Asia
Study Start Date : June 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2014


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. short- and long-term medication and treatment prescribed by physicians in real-life setting [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. clinical outcome (Cardiovascular events) [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]
  2. cost of hospitalization [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]
  3. quality of life (EQ-5D questionnaire) [ Time Frame: up to 3 years ]

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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:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Asian patients hospitalized for ACS within 48 hours of symptom onset and who have a final diagnosis of unstable angina (UA), STEMI or non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent has been provided.
  • Diagnosis of STEMI, NSTEMI or UA
  • Hospitalization for the first time within 48 hours of onset of symptoms.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • UA, STEMI, NSTEMI precipitated by or as a complication of surgery, trauma, or GI bleeding or post-PCI UA, STEMI and NSTEMI occurring in patients already hospitalized for other reasons.
  • Current participation in a randomised interventional clinical trial.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01361386

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Guy Yeoman AstraZeneca
Study Chair: Prof. Huo Yong Peking University 1st Hospital
Study Chair: Jayanti Visvanathan AstraZeneca
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Responsible Party: AstraZeneca Identifier: NCT01361386    
Other Study ID Numbers: NIS-CAP-XXX-2011/1
First Posted: May 26, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2014
Last Verified: June 2014
Keywords provided by AstraZeneca:
Long-term follow up
Antithrombotic management patterns
Acute Coronary Syndrome
quality of life
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases