Last updated on October 2018

Registry of Acute Stroke Under Novel Oral Anticoagulants - Prime

Brief description of study

The Registry of Acute Stroke Under Novel Oral Anticoagulants-Prime (RASUNOA-Prime), an investigator-initiated study, is a German multicenter, prospective, observational registry. It is performed at about 50 certified stroke-units and supported by an unrestricted grant from different pharmaceutical companies to the Heidelberg University Hospital. RASUNOA-Prime is designed to assess the emergency management of acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) under different anticoagulation schemes pre stroke: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC), Vitamin K antagonists (VKA), and no anticoagulation.

Detailed Study Description

The main purpose of this observational cohort study is to assess routine emergency management of acute stroke patients with AF under different anticoagulation schemes before the index stroke.

The investigators will address the following aims and objectives:

  1. Describing emergency management of stroke patients (IS and ICH) with AF in clinical routine including early diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive procedures and assessing variations in emergency management of patients with AF by anticoagulation schemes pre stroke.
  2. Identifying variations in risk of early complications (e.g. symptomatic secondary intracerebral haemorrhage in ischemic stroke patients) with AF by different anticoagulation schemes pre stroke.
  3. Determining factors influencing outcome of stroke patients with AF at three months and clarifying the potential influence of different anticoagulation schemes pre stroke.

The registry consists of 2 separate substudies that cover two different patient cohorts: ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.

The study will collect information from prospectively enrolling Neurology departments with certified stroke units across Germany.

The principal investigator, Prof. Dr. med. Roland Veltkamp, is affiliated with Imperial College London, UK, and Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02533960

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Perdita Beck, SN

University Hospital Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
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