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Inflammation and Acute Coronary Syndromes (SPUM-ACS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by University of Zurich.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
University of Bern
University Hospital, Geneva
University of Lausanne Hospitals
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich Identifier:
First received: October 22, 2009
Last updated: February 3, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

Subproject 1: Optimize prevention after acute coronary syndromes (ACS) by improving caregiver and patient education (

Subproject 2: Discover novel genomic biomarkers of ACS in leukocyte subsets by means of analyzing gene expression profiles and function

Subproject 3: Evaluate novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in soluble form in blood/plasma and urine

Subproject 5: Visualize the vulnerable plaque using intravascular ultrasound/optical coherence tomography (IVUS/OCT) and correlate with outcome and biomarkers

Subproject 7: Characterize the effects of inflammation on progenitor/stem cell-mediated repair after ACS by means of analyzing gene expression profiles and function

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Inflammation and Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) - Novel Strategies for Prevention and Clinical Management

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in overall population, defined as composite of cardiac death, myocardial infarction or ischemia-driven revascularization [ Time Frame: 30 days and 12 months follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • SP2/SP3/SP5: temporal change in biomarkers (12 months). [ Time Frame: SP2/SP3/SP5: 13 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Correlation with plaque burden and neointimal thickness assessed by IVUS/OCT imaging in ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) subgroup (13 months) [ Time Frame: 13 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood, Thrombus, blood cells, urine

Estimated Enrollment: 2400
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients presenting with Acute Coronary Syndromes

3 control groups:

  • patients with stable coronary artery disease
  • healthy controls (blood bank)
  • peripheral artery occlusive disease (CLI/ALI)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients with age above 18 years within 72 hours after pain onset with the main diagnosis of ACS (acute myocardial infarction: STEMI /NSTEMI and threatened infarction: unstable angina pectoris), who enter the hospital: The patients show symptoms, which are comparable with angina pectoris (chest pain, dyspnoea) and at least one of the following characteristics:

    • ST-segment elevation or depression, T inversion or dynamic ECG changes,
    • Evidence of positive Troponin,
    • Known coronary heart disease (status after myocardial infarction, AC-bypass surgery or PTCA).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe physical disability,
  • Dementia, OR
  • Less than 1 year of life expectancy (for non-cardiac reasons).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01000701

Contact: Thomas F Luscher, MD 0041 44 255 ext 2121
Contact: Christian M Matter, MD 0041 44 635 ext 6467

University Hospital, Bern Recruiting
Bern, Switzerland
Sub-Investigator: Stephan Windecker, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Lorenz Raeber, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Peter Jueni, MD         
University Hospital, Geneva Recruiting
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Contact: François Mach, MD    +41223727200   
Contact: Pierre-Frederic Keller, MD    +41223727200   
Sub-Investigator: Francois Mach, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Pierre-Frederic Keller, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Sebastian Carballo, MD         
Sub-Investigator: David Carballo, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Thomas Perneger, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Marco Roffi, MD         
University Hospital, Lausanne Recruiting
Lausanne, Switzerland
Sub-Investigator: Nicolas Rodondi, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Reto Auer, MD         
University Hospital, Zurich Recruiting
Zurich, Switzerland
Contact: Thomas F Luscher, MD    0041 44 255 ext 2121   
Sub-Investigator: Christian M Matter, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Roland Klingenberg, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Ulf Landmesser, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Christian Templin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Willibald Maier, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Lukas Altwegg, MD         
Principal Investigator: Thomas F Luscher, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
University of Bern
University Hospital, Geneva
University of Lausanne Hospitals
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Zurich Identifier: NCT01000701     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPUM-ACS
Study First Received: October 22, 2009
Last Updated: February 3, 2012
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
Clinical management

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Angina Pectoris
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chest Pain
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
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