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Target Temperature Management In Myocardial Infarction - A Pilot Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01864343
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 29, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Christoph Testori, Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:

The primary goal in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction is to reperfuse the ischemic myocardium to reduce infarct size. Animal data and human data suggest that whole-body cooling to temperatures below 35°C before revascularisation can additionally reduce infarct size and therefore improves outcome in these patients.

The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility and safety of a combined cooling strategy started in the out-of-hospital arena for achieving pre-reperfusion hypothermia in patients with acute st-elevation myocardial infarction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Device: EMCOOLS flex pad; Philips Innercool RTx Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 19 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Target Temperature Management In Myocardial Infarction - A Pilot Study
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Attack

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pre- and perinterventional hypothermia
Cooling will be initiated by the application of cooling pads in the out-of-hospital setting followed by an infusion of 1000-2000ml of cold saline. In the cath lab a endovascular cooling catheter will be placed into the inferior vena cava via a femoral vein to achieve a core temperature of <35°C prior to revascularization.
Device: EMCOOLS flex pad; Philips Innercool RTx
Surface cooling with EMCOOLS flex pads (out-of-hospital); Infusion of 1000ml to 2000ml of cold saline (out-of-hospital); central-venous cooling (Philips Innercool RTx)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Feasibility of a combined cooling strategy for achieving a core temperature of <35.0°C at the time of reperfusion of the infarct related artery [ Time Frame: Time of reperfusion of the culprit lesion in st-elevation myocardial infarction (expected average 120 minutes) ]
    Blood temperature will be recorded at the time of first wire-crossed lesion of the infarct related coronary stenosis

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Safety of a combined cooling strategy as an adjunctive therapy on primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute st-elevation myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: within 45 days (+/- 15 days) ]
    Incidence of major adverse cardiac events as defined as: death, heart failure, pulmonary edema, recurrent MI, malignant arrhythmias (i.e. ventricular fibrillation, sustained ventricular tachycardia) emergent stent revascularisation, any hospitalisation, major/minor bleeding (according to TIMI-bleeding score), infection (clinical relevant infection with the need of systemic antimicrobiotic therapy) within a period of 45±15 days

  2. Tolerability of a combined cooling strategy as an adjunctive therapy on primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute st-elevation myocardial infarction [ Time Frame: during active cooling and rewarming (in average the first 4 hours) ]
    Patients are monitored for incidence of shivering using a 4-point scale: 0, no shivering evident; 1, isolated facial or masticatory fasciculation; 2, peripheral shivering; 3, uncontrolled rigor during the cooling procedure (in average the first 4 hours)

  3. Time to revascularisation (first medical contact to balloon time) [ Time Frame: Time of reperfusion (in average 120 minutes) ]
    The time to reperfusion of the infarct related artery is crucial in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. To evaluate if the cooling procedure has a substantial influence on this time frame we measure the time from first medical contact to reperfusion.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age between 18 and 75 years
  • Immediately transfer to cath-lab is possible
  • Anterior or inferior ST-Elevation myocardial infarction
  • ST-Segment elevation of >0.2mV in 2 or more anatomically contiguous leads
  • Duration of symptoms <6 hours

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in another study
  • Patients presenting with cardiac arrest
  • Tympanic temperature of <35.0°C prior enrolment
  • Thrombolysis therapy
  • Previous myocardial infarction in medical history
  • Previous percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass graft
  • Severe heart failure (defined as a New York Heart Association (NYHA) score of III or IV), Killip class II through IV at presentation
  • Clinical signs of infection
  • End-stage kidney disease or hepatic failure
  • Recent stroke (within the last six month)
  • Conditions that may be exacerbated by hypothermia, such as haematological dyscrasias, oral anticoagulant treatment with international normalized radio >1.5, severe pulmonary disease
  • Pregnancy. Women of childbearing potential are excluded
  • Allergy to meperidine, buspirone, magnesium, or polyvinyl chloride
  • Use of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor such as selegiline in the previous 14 days

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01864343

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Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
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Principal Investigator: Christoph Testori, MD Medical University of Vienna, Dept. of Emergency Medicine

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Christoph Testori, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT01864343    
Other Study ID Numbers: STATIM-Pilot
First Posted: May 29, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013
Keywords provided by Dr. Christoph Testori, Medical University of Vienna:
Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Reperfusion Injury
Reperfusion Injury
Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction
Inferior Wall Myocardial Infarction
Myocardial Ischemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myocardial Infarction
ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases