Prevention of Events With Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Therapy (PEACE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000558|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 1999
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cardiovascular Diseases Coronary Disease Heart Diseases Myocardial Infarction Myocardial Ischemia||Drug: angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors||Phase 3|
Individuals with coronary artery disease are at heightened risk for major cardiovascular events. With current advances, a larger segment of our population is manifesting coronary artery disease at a more advanced age. The majority of these individuals have preserved left ventricular function. Prior studies with converting enzyme inhibitor (CEI) therapy in patients with depressed ejection fraction have demonstrated that their long-term administration leads to improved survival and reduced risk of myocardial infarction over and above conventional therapy. There is sufficient rationale and experience to indicate that these benefits will apply to the larger group of individuals with coronary artery disease and preserved left ventricular function and therefore have even broader public health implications. A definitive trial is needed to assess the capacity of CEI therapy to prevent mortality and reduce the risk of myocardial infarction in patients with coronary disease and preserved left ventricular function.
The initiative was proposed by the former Clinical Trials Branch staff and given concept clearance at the May 1994 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council. The Request for Proposals was released in October 1994.
A multicenter, randomized clinical trial. There are approximately 180 centers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Italy. Patients are randomly assigned to treatment groups in which the addition of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor trandolapril is compared to standard therapy. The primary endpoint includes a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or the need for coronary revascularization (PTCA or CABG) in coronary artery disease patients with left ventricular ejection fraction of 40 percent or more. Secondary endpoints include the incidence of hospitalization for the management of either unstable angina, congestive heart failure, stroke, or cardiac arrhythmia. Recruitment started in November 1996 and ended in June 2000 with a minimum follow-up of five years.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Study Start Date :||November 1995|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 2005|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2005|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00000558
|OverallOfficial:||Sarah Fowler||George Washington University Biostatistics Center|