ST Elevation in Acute Chest Pain; Could Measurement of Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) be Helpful to the Clinician?
A blood test (2-3 cc peripheral venous blood) drawn /used from already available required lab tests to distinguish between pericarditis accompanied with electrocardiogram (ECG) signs mimicking infarction. A test of clinical potential if proven to be able to support either origin of acute chest pain etiology.
Acute Chest Syndrome
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||ST Elevation (Acute Coronary Syndrome Versus Pericarditis;Could Measurement of Lp-associated PLA2 -a Vascular Specific Marker of Inflammation- be Helpful to the Clinician?|
plasma kept in -80 celsius refrigerator
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
acute chest pain ST elevation
patients admitted with acute chest pain sharing ST elevation in ER-ECG and elevated troponin
Too many times young patients presenting with acute chest pain are referred to invasive angiography or treated with anticoagulation therapy a measure of detrimental effect in those inflicted with acute pericarditis.
A simple blood test (the PLAC test) may have some value in aiding rapid diagnosis saving need for cath.
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|The E.Wolfson MC||Recruiting|
|Holon, Israel, 52100|
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|Principal Investigator: alexander J izhaki, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Alexander J Izhaki, MD||The E.Wolfson MC|