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Study of Enahnced External Counterpulsation to Treat Coronary Heart Disease (PROBE-EECP)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2008 by Sun Yat-sen University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Sun Yat-sen University Identifier:
First received: July 29, 2010
Last updated: September 9, 2010
Last verified: January 2008
To investigate the mid- and long-term effect of Enhanced External Counterpulsation combined with guideline-driven standard treatment on patients documented with and/or at high risk of coronary artery disease.

Condition Intervention
Coronary Artery Disease
Device: Enhanced external counterpulsation
Drug: Guideline-driven standard medical therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective,Randomized,Open-labeled,and Blind Endpoint Study of Enhanced External Counterpulsation for Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

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Further study details as provided by Sun Yat-sen University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • composite endpoint of rate of all-cause mortality, revascularization, rehospitalization and acute myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • vascular endothelial function [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
    measurment of flexibility of peripheral artery and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD)

  • cardiac structure and exercise tolerance [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
    cardiac chamber diameter, left ventricular wall thickness, ejection fraction, and etc., as deternmined by echocardiographic examination; exercise tolerance, as determined by Treadmill's Test

  • new-onset diabetes [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
    fasting, postprandial and random plasma glucose levels; glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (GHbA1c)

  • atherosclerosis [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
    peripheral artery: plaque of common carotid artery, carotid intima-media Thickness, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP & DBP)

  • 24-hour urinary protein [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
    24-hour urinary protein/albumin by urinalysis

  • all-cause mortality [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
  • revascularization rate [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
  • rehospitalization rate [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]
  • rate of acute myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1050
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Enhanced External Counterpulsation
Treatment of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) with a prespecified protocol on top of guideline-driven standard medical therapy.
Device: Enhanced external counterpulsation
Treatment of enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) with a prespecified protocol on top of a guideline-driven standard medical therapy. EECP Protocol is defined as a standard session of a total of 36 hours of EECP treatment, given one hour per day, six days per week. The same session is thereafter repeated at least once every year.
Active Comparator: Control
Guideline-driven standard medical therapy.
Drug: Guideline-driven standard medical therapy
Standard management, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, given according to current practice guidelines at the discretion of clinicians


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least one coronary lesion of more than 50% stenosis shown by angiography
  • history of acute myocardial infarction(at least one month before)
  • history of prior revascularization (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting)
  • typical angina episodes with evidence of myocardial ischemia
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Obvious aortic insufficiency, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection
  • Coronary fistula or severe coronary aneurysm
  • Symptomatic Congestive heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease, congenital heart diseases, cardiomyopathies
  • Cerebral hemorrhage within six months, bleeding disorders or identified bleeding tendency;
  • Lower limb infection, phlebitis, varicosity, deep venous thrombosis;
  • Progressive malignancies or diseases with poor prognosis;
  • uncontrolled hypertension, defined as SBP≥180mmHg or DBP≥110mmHg
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01198405

Contact: Yan Zhang, M.D. +86-137-1123-4160
Contact: Qiang Xie, M.D. +86-138-0273-9667

China, Guangdong
The 1st Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University Recruiting
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510080
Contact: Gui-fu Wu, M.D. & Ph.D.    +86-135-7001-0112   
Contact: Da-ya Yang, M.D.    +86-135-7056-7490   
Principal Investigator: Zhi-min Du, M.D.         
The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University Recruiting
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510080
Contact: Jing-feng Wang, M.D.    +86-136-0289-0860      
Contact: Ru-qiong Nie, M.D.    +86-136-0047-9016      
The 3rd Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University Recruiting
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 510080
Contact: Lin Chen, M.D.    +86-138-0251-8615      
Contact: Xiao-xian Qian, M.D.    +86-137-1926-1500      
The 5th Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University Recruiting
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, 519000
Contact: Jian Peng, M.D.    +86-136-0036-1608      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sun Yat-sen University
Principal Investigator: Zhi-min Du, M.D. The 1st Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
Study Director: Gui-fu Wu, M.D. & Ph.D. The 1st Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University
  More Information


Responsible Party: Gui-Fu Wu, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University Identifier: NCT01198405     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SYSU-5010-2008
Study First Received: July 29, 2010
Last Updated: September 9, 2010

Keywords provided by Sun Yat-sen University:
coronary artery disease
enhanced external counterpulsation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Ischemia
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Vascular Diseases processed this record on April 28, 2017