Advancing Cardiac Care Unit-based Rapid Assessment and Treatment of hypErcholesterolemia (ACCURATE)

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jun 23, 2023
  • participants needed
    250
  • sponsor
    University of British Columbia
Updated on 23 March 2022
LDL Cholesterol
acute coronary syndrome
lipid-lowering therapy
cholesterol level
genetic analysis

Summary

ACCURATE will test the hypothesis that opportunistic genetic testing for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) in patients admitted to hospital with an acute coronary syndrome will increase the diagnosis of FH and will impact patient care and outcomes. The study will recruit patients admitted to hospital with an acute coronary syndrome, and research-based genetic testing will be conducted for known FH-causing genetic variants. The results will be returned to the patients' treating physicians. The primary endpoint will be the number of patients with a new diagnosis of FH. The secondary endpoints will be the proportion of patients who undergo intensification of lipid-lowering therapy, the lowest LDL cholesterol level achieved, and the proportion of patients reaching guideline recommended lipid targets in the 12 months after the index acute coronary syndrome.

Description

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited condition characterized by elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Despite being the most common inherited cardiovascular disorder, it is still highly underdiagnosed and undertreated worldwide. The Advancing Cardiac Care Unit-based Rapid Assessment and Treatment of hypErcholesterolemia (ACCURATE) study was designed to test the hypothesis that opportunistic genetic testing for FH among patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) will increase the diagnosis of FH and improve patient outcomes. ACCURATE is a non-randomized, controlled trial of patients <60 years old admitted to an acute cardiac unit with ACS and elevated LDL-C levels. The first cohort will consist of a control group of patients presenting with ACS who will be treated according to usual standard-of-care. The second cohort will consist of patients presenting with ACS in whom research-based genetic testing for FH will be performed during hospitalization and the results returned to the treating physicians. The primary endpoint will be the number of patients with a new diagnosis of FH. The secondary endpoints will be the proportion of patients who undergo intensification of lipid-lowering therapy, the lowest LDL-C level achieved, and the proportion of patients reaching guideline recommended lipid targets in the 12 months after the index ACS. ACCURATE represents the first clinical trial of genetic testing for FH in the acute cardiac care setting and is expected to help identify optimal approaches to increase the diagnosis and treatment of FH.

Details
Condition Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Familial Hypercholesterolemia Due to Genetic Defect of Apolipoprotein B, Familial Hypercholesterolemia Due to Heterozygous LDL Receptor Mutation, Familial Hypercholesterolemia - Heterozygous, Acute Coronary Syndrome, NSTEMI - Non-ST Segment Elevation MI, STEMI, Familial Hypercholesterolemia With Hyperlipemia
Treatment Research-based genetic test for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05218005
SponsorUniversity of British Columbia
Last Modified on23 March 2022

Eligibility

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact

site

0/250

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Browse trials for

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note