NOACs Use in AF or VTE (SUNSHINE Registry)

  • End date
    May 31, 2027
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Henan Provincial People's Hospital
Updated on 19 June 2022
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vitamin k antagonist
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venous thromboembolism
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The outcomes regiStry for non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagUlants treatmeNt in variouS tHrombotIc dIseases for better cliNical practicE (SUNSHINE) is a multicenter, prospective, observational non-interventional inpatient/outpatient disease registry to assess the utilization of Non-vitamin k antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), and associated outcomes. The SUNSHINE registry will focus on the collection and analysis of observational data in medical records from hospital information system (HIS) to evaluate the outcomes related with these NOACs when applied in extensive patient populations outside of clinical research studies. The registry will also allow for mainly combining the atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) databases. In brief, the SUNSHINE registry will provide important information on the outcomes of NOACs in routine practice and gather further information on its safety and effectiveness.


The SUNSHINE registry will generate the extensive integrated repository of routine clinical care data for NOACs use in patients for various clinical scenarios (mainly with AF or VTE). It will provide important information on the use of NOACs in routine clinical care and gather further information on its safety and effectiveness. The study will compare the characteristics of patients newly anticoagulated with either VKAs or NOACs, to describe the reasons for discontinuing the previous anticoagulant strategy and/or choosing the newly initiated anticoagulant treatment, and to precisely describe the prescriptions of patients newly initiated with a NOAC agent, the treatment patterns, clinical course and the clinical outcomes related with their use. The registry will be a multicenter-collaborated study led by clinical pharmacists and cooperate with health care providers (eg, cardiologists, internists, electrophysiologists, general practitioners, and so on). Target enrollment will be approximately 5,000 patients. It is expected that enrollment will finish in approximately 5 years. Patients who meet the eligibility criteria will be included. Approval from the Henan Provincial People's Hospital Institutional Review Board will be obtained before starting the survey. Since the sensitive data of each patient will be removed (e.g., by name and identification), and only presented in aggregate; therefore, informed consent is waived for this study. Confidentiality will be ensured in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Data collection will include patients' electronic medical records (include demographics, clinical characteristics, medical management, laboratory measurements and imaging parameters, prescription information), the catigories of treating physicians, local NOAC medical insurance policy and NOACs availability of each institution.

Condition Atrial Fibrillation, Venous Thromboembolism, Oral Anticoagulant
Treatment Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) or venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05378308
SponsorHenan Provincial People's Hospital
Last Modified on19 June 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients with clinically diagnosed with AF (eg, by electrocardiogram, Holter monitoring, implanted device, etc) or VTE (initial or recurrent acute VTE)
Patients who use OACs therapy (including NOAC or VKA) within the preceding 3 months
Patients can be enrolled from both inpatient or outpatient settings

Exclusion Criteria

AF resulting from reversible cause factors (e.g., thyroid disease, postoperative AF)
Patients with a diagnosis of valvular AF (valvular AF mainly refers to patients with AF that have either rheumatic valvular disease [predominantly mitral stenosis] or mechanical heart valves)
Patients participating in an ongoing clinical trial in AF or VTE
Have Multiple anticoagulation indications apart from AF or VTE
Patients with incomplete information (illogical data, missing or insufficient data)
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