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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00612053
Verified February 2010 by University of Turin, Italy. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The RITMO (Registro Italiano sul trattamento del Tronco coMune non protettO) observational study will appraise the prevalence, management strategy, and prognosis of unprotected left main coronary artery disease in Italy.
Condition or disease
Cardiovascular DiseaseCoronary Artery Disease
The RITMO (Registro Italiano sul trattamento del Tronco coMune non protettO) observational study will be a prospective, multicenter, observational study aiming to appraise the prevalence, management strategy, and prognosis (up to 5 years) of unprotected left main coronary artery disease in Italy. A total of 45 Italian secondary and tertiary care centers will participate, and enroll patients during a period of 12 to 18 months. Patients will be included provided that they complete a written informed consent form and significant unprotected left main coronary artery disease is established at diagnostic coronary angiography. The primary end-point will be the 12-month rate of major adverse cerebro-cardiovascular events (ie death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or coronary revascularization).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with suspected coronary artery disease undergoing diagnostic coronary angiography.
angiographic evidence of significant unprotected left main disease
lack of patent bypass grafts for the left coronary system
willingness to complete written informed consent form
willingness to comply with subsequent follow-up contacts
lack of written informed consent form
inability to comply with subsequent follow-up contacts