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Ischemic Conditioning in STEMI Patients (EDICT)

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: NCT03097419
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2020 by Nathan Shapiro, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nathan Shapiro, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purposes of the study are to 1) study alterations in the metabolomic profile of patients exposed to post-ischemic conditions and 2) study alterations in myocardial infarction size of patients exposed to post-ischemic conditioning.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiac Arrest Procedure: Remote post-ischemic conditioning Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Myocardial infarction is a common, morbid and mortal disease. This study will examine both the clinical effects of the treatment as well as the molecular mechanism. Evaluating patients in the emergency department (ED) is more than a daily occurrence for every practicing emergency physician in the country. Every year there are approximately 4.5 million visits to the ED for chest pain and over 1.5 million hospitalizations for acute coronary syndrome (ACS).2 Despite its prevalence, ACS is a difficult diagnosis to evaluate and manage; it involves taking a thorough history and performing a physical as well as performing an electrocardiogram (ECG) and biomarker analysis. The pathogenesis of unstable angina and non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarctions (NSTEMI) involves occlusive narrowing of a coronary artery, usually from an atherosclerotic plaque. The downstream effect of which is inadequate oxygen delivery to the myocardium, resulting in cell death.

Ischemic conditioning is the protective mechanism by which brief episodes of ischemia protect the heart from ischemia-reperfusion injury. There are two types of ischemic conditioning commonly referred to in the literature: pre-conditioning and post-conditioning. In the example of pre-operative coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients who may experience a degree of ischemia peri-operatively, ischemic conditioning can be performed before the surgery to prevent or limit myocardial injury. In the example of a patient with an ongoing STEMI who is going to the interventional cardiology suite for a percutaneous intervention, post-ischemic conditioning therapy may prevent or limit myocardial injury. A "remote" qualifier specifies that the therapy is implemented by inducing ischemia at a location that is not the heart itself.

The investigators propose to leverage the novel technique of metabolomics to better study the mechanisms behind ischemic post-conditioning. This study will pair clinical human data with molecular data. It is a novel theoretical concept in the field and the investigators believe that this methodology will be the basis for future research.

The investigators will utilize metabolomics as a tool to gain mechanistic insight into the potential mechanisms of action behind ischemic conditioning. Metabolomics is a burgeoning field of molecular biology that studies the metabolome, the catalogue of material and product of every biochemical reactions in the body occurring at that point in time. As such, the metabolome is ever changing and can reflect what the body is doing, not doing or responding to, and if so, by how much for each of the over 2,500 known human metabolites. Because there is such a large amount of data available by this technique, proper analysis requires the use of proprietary statistical software that can account for the effect of random chance in the data.

The particular innovation to this methodology compared to other studies to date is that we will pair biological as well as clinical data for analysis. This means that even if the investigators cannot find a difference in troponin levels between the treatment and control groups, the investigators will have some data on where to investigate next and be able to detect the biological response that remote post-ischemic conditioning induces. If this particular therapy does not develop any further, at least the investigators will know what appropriate mechanisms are at work and perhaps some of those could be targeted by pharmaceuticals in the future. Finally, if the investigators detect no differences at all, this will serve as an argument against the potential of ischemic post-conditioning in the NSTEMI population.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: We will perform a prospective, randomized-controlled study of 300 patients presenting to the BIDMC ED with a suspected non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction. After obtaining consent, the patients will be assigned to either the intervention or standard of care group via a computerized block 1:1 randomization process.
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Remote Ischemic Conditioning on the Metabolomic Profile of NSTEMI Patients
Actual Study Start Date : November 28, 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2021

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
Remote post-ischemic conditioning
Procedure: Remote post-ischemic conditioning

A manual sphygmomanometer will be inflated over the brachial artery of the participants' arm that does not have an intravenous catheter actively infusing medications. If both arms are in use, then the participant's non-dominant arm will be used.

  • The sphygmomanometer will be inflated to a pressure at least 20 mmHg greater than the participants' last recorded systolic blood pressure.
  • The sphygmomanometer will be inflated for 5 minutes then rapidly deflated for 5 minutes, thereby concluding one iteration.
  • Five (5) total iterations constitute the treatment.
  • The left arm will be preferentially used instead of the right arm, unless the left arm is receiving medication administration.

No Intervention: Control
Standard medical care by the primary treatment team.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes in the Metabolomic Profile [ Time Frame: Time: 0 minutes (baseline), 60 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours, 24 hours, and 72 hrs. ]
    The change in metabolic profiles as compared to a subject's baseline readout will be analyzed using both, an "untargeted" and a "targeted" approach. A comparison of the these changes will be made between the interventional and control groups.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patient 18 ≥ years old in the BIDMC ED
  • Clinical suspicion of myocardial infarction
  • ECG without pathognomonic ST-segment elevation
  • At least one positive troponin-T (>0.10)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to consent to enrollment
  • Concurrent diagnosis of an emergent condition that may be antecedent to the NSTEMI
  • Presentation to the ED greater than 24 hours after onset of NSTEMI symptoms
  • Patients with a history of mastectomy or upper extremity arteriovenous fistula.
  • Patients with active medication administration in both arms will be excluded from the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03097419

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United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Nathan Shapiro, MD MPH Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Anderson JL, Adams CD, Antman EM, Bridges CR, Califf RM, Casey DE Jr, Chavey WE 2nd, Fesmire FM, Hochman JS, Levin TN, Lincoff AM, Peterson ED, Theroux P, Wenger NK, Wright RS, Smith SC Jr, Jacobs AK, Adams CD, Anderson JL, Antman EM, Halperin JL, Hunt SA, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Lytle BW, Nishimura R, Ornato JP, Page RL, Riegel B; American College of Cardiology; American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction); American College of Emergency Physicians; Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions; Society of Thoracic Surgeons; American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. ACC/AHA 2007 guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina/non-ST-Elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 2002 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction) developed in collaboration with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons endorsed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007 Aug 14;50(7):e1-e157. Erratum in: J Am Coll Cardiol. 2008 Mar 4;51(9):974.

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Responsible Party: Nathan Shapiro, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Identifier: NCT03097419    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012P000095
First Posted: March 31, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2020
Last Verified: January 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: We may make the de-identified data available.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Nathan Shapiro, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction
myocardial infarction
remote ischemic conditioning
ischemic conditioning
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Arrest
Pathologic Processes
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases