Last updated on May 2018

Biomarkers in Acute Cardiac Care


Brief description of study

The primary aim of the study is to investigate new cardiac biomarkers and algorithms to diagnose acute coronary syndrome in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction.

Detailed Study Description

The primary aim of the study is to detect and evaluate new cardiac biomarkers, evaluate and improve acute coronary syndrome (ACS) risk scores, which takes into account clinical, gender specific, psycho-social and lifestyle-risk factors, protein patterns and genetic variability in addition to the classical risk factors with respect to the primary endpoint of acute myocardial infarction.

Secondary study aims are :

  • To provide estimates for the incidence of ACS in patients presenting with recent onset chest pain;
  • To provide accurate, quantifiable measures of precursors of ACS;
  • DNA, RNA, cells, and serum/plasma for comprehensive genetic, gene expression and proteomic studies
  • To explore the impact of ACS candidate genes on cardiovascular risk stratification by using genome-wide analyses and a biological systems approach;
  • To explore proteins relevant for ACS;
  • To allow the identification of new therapeutic targets;
  • To evaluate the impact of socio-economic factors on ACS and CAD risk.

Patients will be followed up during the hospital stay. Afterwards a telephone follow-up will take place after 30 days, 6, 24 and 48 months.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02355457

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Mahir Karakas, MD

Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
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