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A Study to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes in High Risk PatieNts With Acute Coronary Syndrome (ICON1)

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: NCT01933581
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 2, 2013
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust

Brief Summary:
Coronary artery disease and heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the UK. Our population is ageing. The number of older patients suffering heart attacks and having angioplasty procedures to open up blocked heart arteries is increasing. After angioplasty, older patients (80 years of age or over) are at 5 times increased risk of death at one year compared to their predicted normal life expectancy. In addition, many patients present with further heart attacks, stroke and undergo repeat heart catheter test and angioplasty procedures. At present it is not clear who will or will not experience further problems in the future. The ability to predict who will and will not suffer future problems at the time of initial presentation can be helpful in providing additional treatment and close monitoring to those that are at risk of further problems. The ICON 1 study is set out to study just that. In this study, older patients will undergo a comprehensive evaluation of the cardiovascular disease burden by undergoing additional investigations. These results from each patient will be used to develop a risk score that will inform physicians of the patient's future risk of developing adverse events and provide a better understanding of how to manage older patients with coronary artery disease and also help plan future studies looking at treatment strategies that might be beneficial in improving outcomes.

Condition or disease
Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: ICON1: A Study to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes in High Risk PatieNts With Acute Coronary Syndrome
Actual Study Start Date : October 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2016

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ACS undergoing CA and PCI
Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome undergoing coronary angiography and PCI

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite outcome: occurrence of one or more of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, repeat revascularisation, Bleeding Academic Research Consortium (BARC) defined bleeding [ Time Frame: 1 YEAR ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life SF 36, EQ 5D [ Time Frame: 1 YEAR ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
ICON 1 is a prospective cohort study of older patients presenting with ACS.

Inclusion criteria: Older patients (65+) presenting with ACS for coronary angiography will be recruited into this study.

Exclusion criteria: Those presenting with cardiogenic shock, those with co-existing malignancy with life expectancy less than one year and those with evidence of active infection such as urinary tract infection, pneumonia, sepsis and any wound infection will also be excluded from the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01933581

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United Kingdom
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE77DN
Sponsors and Collaborators
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust
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Principal Investigator: Vijay Kunadian, MD FRCP Newcastle University and NUTH NHS Trust
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

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Responsible Party: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust Identifier: NCT01933581    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12742
First Posted: September 2, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2017
Last Verified: April 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acute Coronary Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Myocardial Ischemia
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vascular Diseases