Gait Speed for Predicting Cardiovascular Events After Myocardial Infarction
There are growing evidences that gait speed is inversely associated with all causes mortality especially cardiovascular mortality among the elderly. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictive value of gait speed for cardiovascular events in patients after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Gait Speed for Predicting Cardiovascular Events After Myocardial Infarction|
- Cardiovascular Events [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal stroke
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
We retain only blood sample only in this study.
|Study Start Date:||October 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with myocardial infarction
The investigators will enroll patients capable of walking with STEMI. All patients will receive successful reperfusion therapy within 12-hour from onset. Gait speed during cardiac rehabilitation is measured. Cardiovascular events were defined as a composite of cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction and non-fatal stroke, for an average follow-up period.